Mouse Stops Working in CentOS 7

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Mouse Stops Working in CentOS 7

Postby iqgrande » 26. Jan 2019, 01:16


When I run GNOME Terminal version 3.28.2 within CentOS-7, at times it will make it to where any click I do outside of the terminal window doesn't work but clicks inside will (including the menus). If I type the command
to close the terminal window, then mouse usage is restored. This is very awkward behavior that I haven't seen within other CentOS forums which makes me think it has something to do with VirtualBox. I appreciate any assistance you can provide. Thank you for your help with this.

Host OS:
I am also running the latest version of the Extension Pack.
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system:Desktop user$ /Applications/ --version
system:Desktop user$ uname -a
Darwin Macswell.local 18.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 18.2.0: Thu Dec 20 20:46:53 PST 2018; root:xnu-4903.241.1~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
system:Desktop user$ system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType

    System Software Overview:

      System Version: macOS 10.14.3 (18D42)
      Kernel Version: Darwin 18.2.0
      Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
      Boot Mode: Normal
      Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled
      System Integrity Protection: Enabled
      Time since boot: 1 day 13:44

Guest OS:
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[user@centos7 ~]$ uname -a
Linux centos7 3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Nov 29 14:49:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[user@centos7 ~]$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:   :core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:cxx-4.1-amd64:cxx-4.1-noarch:desktop-4.1-amd64:desktop-4.1-noarch:languages-4.1-amd64:languages-4.1-noarch:printing-4.1-amd64:printing-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID:   CentOS
Description:   CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core)
Release:   7.6.1810
Codename:   Core

Kind regards,
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Re: Mouse Stops Working in CentOS 7

Postby andyp73 » 26. Jan 2019, 11:09

There are some known issues with the kernel in RHEL 7.6 and CentOS 7.6 when it comes to mouse clicks. You may be suffering from a manifestation of the same issue. There is more information in Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6 (#18124) and the related ticket #18124: Mouse only usable within single application after mouse click on RHEL 7.6.

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