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#1 2013-06-25 09:27:02

wangchong
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Question about my mouse

I am new to arch linux,(more accurately linux)and I find the distribution much more wonderful than I thought. However, I have encountered the question below:
I am using a laptop. If I am working on battery power and leave the mouse there for about 5 seconds, then the mouse seems to be "shut down" and I have to click the left button to move the cursor. This phenomenon doesn't appear when I am using AC power. I think this has something to do with my power settings but I can't figure out how to change it.
PS.
1. I am using gnome
2. I doesn't remember if this happened before. Maybe it is related to my recent update.

Thanks!

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#2 2013-06-25 13:31:57

drcouzelis
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Re: Question about my mouse

I don't use GNOME, but that sounds like something that might be changed in a "Power Settings" dialog or something.

Did you install any sort of special power savings software?

What laptop do you have? When you say you "leave the mouse there for about 5 seconds", do you mean a USB mouse or the built-in trackpad? If it's a mouse, what type of mouse is it?

What packages were installed in your "recent update"?

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#3 2013-06-25 14:36:53

wangchong
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Re: Question about my mouse

1.laptop: lenovo
2.mouse: usb mouse
3.I am now sure that I didn't have such problem a week ago and my resent updates are:
[2013-06-22 21:53] [PACMAN] upgraded linux (3.9.6-1 -> 3.9.7-1)
[2013-06-22 21:53] [PACMAN] upgraded lirc-utils (1:0.9.0-47 -> 1:0.9.0-48)
[2013-06-22 21:53] [PACMAN] upgraded logrotate (3.8.4-2 -> 3.8.5-1)
[2013-06-22 21:53] [PACMAN] upgraded nouveau-dri (9.1.3-1 -> 9.1.3-2)
[2013-06-22 21:53] [PACMAN] upgraded svga-dri (9.1.3-1 -> 9.1.3-2)
[2013-06-23 12:43] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2013-06-23 12:43] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2013-06-23 12:43] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2013-06-23 12:44] [PACMAN] upgraded ppp (2.4.5-7 -> 2.4.5-8)
[2013-06-23 16:03] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S nautilus'
[2013-06-23 16:03] [PACMAN] reinstalled nautilus (3.8.2-1)
[2013-06-25 10:07] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2013-06-25 10:07] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2013-06-25 10:07] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] removed grub-common (2.00-2)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] upgraded e2fsprogs (1.42.7-2 -> 1.42.8-1)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] upgraded gimp (2.8.4-2 -> 2.8.6-1)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] Generating grub.cfg.example config file...
[2013-06-25 10:09] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] This may fail on some machines running a custom kernel.
[2013-06-25 10:09] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] done.
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] installed grub (2.00-1)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] upgraded libgsf (1.14.26-1 -> 1.14.27-1)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] upgraded libquvi-scripts (0.4.15-1 -> 0.4.16-1)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] upgraded libxi (1.7.1-2 -> 1.7.1-3)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] upgraded libxv (1.0.8-1 -> 1.0.9-1)
[2013-06-25 10:09] [PACMAN] upgraded pidgin-lwqq (0.1e.20130608-1 -> 0.1f-1)
[2013-06-25 11:10] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -R grub'
[2013-06-25 11:10] [PACMAN] removed grub (2.00-1)
[2013-06-25 12:59] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S xorg-server'
[2013-06-25 12:59] [PACMAN] reinstalled xorg-server (1.14.1-1)
[2013-06-25 12:59] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S xorg-apps'
[2013-06-25 12:59] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S udev'
[2013-06-25 12:59] [PACMAN] reinstalled systemd (204-3)
[2013-06-25 13:00] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S evdev'
[2013-06-25 13:00] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S xorg-apps'
I reinstalled xorg and it didn't help

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#4 2013-06-25 15:05:09

drcouzelis
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Re: Question about my mouse

This thread appears to have information about your problem: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=150114

Also, the Laptop Mode Tools software may be able to help you.

Please put your "pacman.log" output in [ code ] tags.

Reinstalling xorg won't have any effect. This is Arch Linux. If it's installed then it's installed correctly. smile

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#5 2013-07-04 08:00:53

wangchong
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Re: Question about my mouse

Thank you drcouzelis, I carefully read that post but it didn't help, until today it suddenly automatically fixed itself. I have some assumptions here:
1. I unistalled laptop-mode-tools.
2. I upgraded system yesterday and today.
Here's my log:

[2013-07-02 21:49] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2013-07-02 21:49] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2013-07-02 21:49] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded mesa (9.1.3-2 -> 9.1.4-1)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded mesa-libgl (9.1.3-2 -> 9.1.4-1)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded ati-dri (9.1.3-2 -> 9.1.4-1)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded clutter-gtk (1.4.4-1 -> 1.4.4-2)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded giflib (4.2.1-2 -> 4.2.1-3)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded intel-dri (9.1.3-2 -> 9.1.4-1)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded lcms2 (2.4-1 -> 2.5-1)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded nouveau-dri (9.1.3-2 -> 9.1.4-1)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded svga-dri (9.1.3-2 -> 9.1.4-1)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded xorg-server-common (1.14.2-1 -> 1.14.2-2)
[2013-07-02 21:50] [PACMAN] upgraded xorg-server (1.14.2-1 -> 1.14.2-2)
[2013-07-03 21:42] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Rn laptop-mode-tools'
[2013-07-03 21:43] [PACMAN] removed laptop-mode-tools (1.63-3)
[2013-07-03 21:43] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Rn hdparm'
[2013-07-03 21:43] [PACMAN] removed hdparm (9.43-2)
[2013-07-04 11:14] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2013-07-04 11:14] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2013-07-04 11:14] [PACMAN] starting full system upgrade
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded fcitx (4.2.7-8 -> 4.2.8-2)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded fcitx-configtool (0.4.6-1 -> 0.4.7-2)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded fcitx-gtk2 (4.2.7-8 -> 4.2.8-2)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded fcitx-gtk3 (4.2.7-8 -> 4.2.8-2)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded file-roller (3.8.2-1 -> 3.8.3-1)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded gvfs (1.16.3-1 -> 1.16.3-2)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded libdrm (2.4.45-1 -> 2.4.46-1)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded libtheora (1.1.1-2 -> 1.1.1-3)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded libvdpau (0.6-1 -> 0.6-2)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded libxi (1.7.1-3 -> 1.7.2-1)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded make (3.82-5 -> 3.82-6)
[2013-07-04 11:15] [PACMAN] upgraded xf86-video-intel (2.21.10-3 -> 2.21.11-1)

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