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Re: Mouse is always a hand with Linux.

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  • Subject: [mg14245] Re: Mouse is always a hand with Linux.
  • From: Rod Pinna <rpinna at>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:51:30 -0400
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <6vf3ll$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

"Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at> writes:

> I hope this is an easy question.  My mouse cursor always appears as a
> hand when it is placed over the input part of the window.  This renders
> the mouse useless in manipulating input.  I am using S.u.S.E. Linux
> 5.3, and the KDE desktop.  The mouse has worked fine in all other apps.
> Does anybody know what is wrong?

I get the same thing under Debian/Gnu linux. The easy, though not
obvious solution, is turn turn your num-lock off.

Rod Pinna

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