#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!

#StackBounty: #16.04 #mouse Can't click my mouse a few minutes after boot on 16.04

Bounty: 100

Right after startup, my mouse works perfectly fine (sometimes takes a few seconds to register, but good after that). However, a few minutes into using Ubuntu (has happened in both 16.04 and 14.04), the left click stops working for part of the screen.

Here’s what I can do when this happens:

  • Move the mouse anywhere on the screen.
  • Keyboard works perfectly fine.
  • Hover over items in the dock to the left (my list of applications).
    • Sometimes even this doesn’t work, though.
  • Click on items in the dock to the left and have the application launch.
    • Sometimes this fails too.
  • Hover and click on items in the top menu bar for the application.
  • Sometimes right clicks will be registered in the terminal, as well as being able to select text in the terminal.

Here’s what I cannot do when this happens:

  • Interact with any application on the main screen (click on links, switch to a new window, etc.)
  • Select text in the active window.
  • Right click in the active window.
  • Scroll using the scroll wheel.

Things I’ve tried to resolve the issue (but none work):

  • Check the power settings for my USB devices (they’re all on).
  • Check to make sure the mouse (Corsair M65) works on Windows (it does).
  • Plug the mouse directly into the PC instead of my keyboard’s USB port (no change).
  • Checked my system log with tail -f /var/log/syslog (nothing shows up).
  • Listen for the mouse click event with xev (keyboard events show up, but mouse events do not).

The only thing that I can do to get my mouse back is to reboot.

I don’t notice a trend of which this happens, but I did notice it happen one time after launching the terminal, not sure if that was related or not.

Any ideas on what I should do besides a clean Ubuntu install?

EDIT: Found something that fixes it (temporarily)! Thanks to this answer, I have discovered that hitting ALT + CTRL + F5 and then ALT + F7 gives me full control over my mouse (until I lose it again). Better than nothing, but a permanent solution would be greatly appreciated!


Get this bounty!!!