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asked 2017-01-29 15:11:07 -0500

mgeorgevich1959 gravatar image

I am using Fedora 24 with and attached Dell Model 52340M Monitor. The laptop I am using is the Dell Inspiron N5110. The mouse pointer works fine until I plug in the external Dell monitor and then the mouse on the screen goes crazy and I cannot control it. Are there any commands I can use to narrow down what the issue could be?

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try connecting monitor, before bootup to see if it is detected.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-01-30 08:31:01 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-06 19:13:47 -0500

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If you can still use the keyboard, run sudo evemu-record and check if any of the devices send events when the mouse goes crazy. If so, then you know it's a hardware issue (interference??). If not, then it's some software issue in the X stack somewhere, but for that you'll definitely have to file a bug upstream.

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