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Mouse Input/IM settings problem ?- Fedora 12 on IBM Thinkpad -

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Suddenly I started to have severe problems with Fedora 12 installation on my IBM Thinkpad R52 laptop. In the login screen, the moment I touch the trackpoint or trackpad a user (in my case guest) is chosen. The password box is continuously flickering. Then with great difficulty, I choose my login Id and wait for the password box flicker to stop; it seems like Fedora 12 is continuously detecting a mouse click. After I login several instances of file manager application are started (may have to do with where the mouse cursor was positioned on the desktop and the multiple left clicks may have translated to multiple double clicks and launched the application). The desktop is virtually unusable. I have tried rebooting many times, but that has not helped. I read on the forums that it could be a imsettings/IBUS problem. But I was not able to figure out how to fix it. Any help is greatly appreciated. Right now, I cannot use the laptop. I had a problem different problem with Fedora 11; it was not detecting the left mouse click even when it occurred. After a while it seemed like it was OK. But this problem was occasional. The .imsettings.log file has the following messages IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: CRITICAL **: Giving up to bring the process up because Main Input Method process for IBus rapidly died many times. See .imsettings.log for more details. IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: INFO: Started IBus: process: /usr/bin/ibus-daemon --xim, lang=en_US.UTF-8, pid: 9510, id: 85, time: 2010-01-25T01:46:20.745285Z IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: INFO: Current IM is: IBus IBus[9510]: current session already has an ibus-daemon. IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: WARNING **: Main Input Method process for IBus died with the status 255, but unexpectedly. restarting... IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: INFO: Started IBus: process: /usr/bin/ibus-daemon --xim, lang=en_US.UTF-8, pid: 9589, id: 89, time: 2010-01-25T01:46:21.176527Z IBus[9589]: current session already has an ibus-daemon. IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: WARNING **: Main Input Method process for IBus died with the status 255, but unexpectedly. restarting... IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: INFO: Started IBus: process: /usr/bin/ibus-daemon --xim, lang=en_US.UTF-8, pid: 9629, id: 92, time: 2010-01-25T01:46:21.325635Z IBus[9629]: current session already has an ibus-daemon. IM-Settings-Daemon[1786]: CRITICAL **: Giving up to bring the process up because Main Input Method process for IBus rapidly died many times. See .imsettings.log for more details. ps -aef | grep -i ibus shows shows 500 4809 1786 0 07:16 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ibus-daemon --xim 500 5218 4809 0 07:16 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/ibus-gconf 500 5223 4809 0 07:16 ? 00:00:00 python /usr/share/ibus/ui/gtk/ma 500 5225 1 0 07:16 ? 00:00:00 /usr/libexec/ibus-x11 --kill-dae root 11645 11075 0 07:20 pts/0 00:00:00 grep -i ibus ---------- Post added at 07:57 AM CST ---------- Previous post was at 07:38 AM CST ---------- I also updated ibus with a yum install ibus That did not help (HowTos)