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Mouse clicks stop working after random time, using Awesome WM + Gnome [closed]

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm using the Awesome Window Manager together with Gnome in Linux Mint. I experience the following problem several times a day: Suddenly the mouse partially stops working, which means that I'm still able to move the cursor, but any mouse clicks won't do anything. Moreover, the cursor doesn't change when it should, e.g. when hovering over links. This state doesn't change until restarting the computer or restarting the X server with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. Despite this the system works quite normal. (I'm writing this message without mouse at the moment) I think it's very unlikely that it is the (HowTos)