OK. I’ve upgraded my VM to the latest and greatest Ubuntu 12.04. It’s pretty snappy and I’m still using XFCE since I still can’t bring myself to like Gnome. One problem that has plagued me this week has been my mouse. My mouse behaves strangely every time I right click. The menu option that appears immediately below the position of the cursor is selected. This drove me insane while working in Eclipse. Imagine that a right click could randomly select “Delete” or “Rename”. Not too good while your coding. I’ve seen countless complaints about this in many versions of Ubuntu, but no solutions:
After messing about, I noticed that I have two devices registered:
[acalbaza@ubuntu ~]$ xinput ? Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ? ? Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ? ? ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse id=8 [slave pointer (2)] ? ? ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse id=9 [slave pointer (2)] ? Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ? Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ? Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ? AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
If I disabled #9, things work as expected. How irritating, but I hope it helps someone else!
xinput set-int-prop 8 "Device Enabled" 8 0