Monthly Archive: November 2014

Fix transient X pointer issues with Ctrl-Alt-FKey

I run Xfce 4.8, and I occasionally get problems with the pointer:

  • Stops responding to input
  • Motion ‘sticks’ (even if it’s stuck on the physical level, I’ve done this by using the touchpad with wet fingers)

A quick way to reset input to the pointer is to change to another tty and then back again. The graphical session is in tty7 by default:

Ctrl-Alt-F6 Ctrl-Alt-F7