onboard hover click cant be activated

Bug #1969340 reported by psfox2001
This bug affects 1 person
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onboard (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hover click cant be activated on ubuntu 21.10
i launch onboard in a terminal and when
 i try to activate Hover click, i see the following error :
(mousetweaks:2139) : CRITICAL ** 11:06:12:270 : Not running in X11 environment. Aborting

same problem in ubuntu mate 21.10 (with mousetweaks installed) and ubuntu 22.04 beta

I have physical disability
,, the Hover click is very important for me

Tags: impish jammy
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Rashad Chowdhury (son-goku) wrote :

I had a similar issue. I could activate 'Hover click' but it was flaky then would stop working. This was when I upgraded from Ubuntu Impish 21.10 to Jammy 22.04.

'Hover Click' was working fine for me in Impish but not in Jammy. I found switching from Wayland to Xorg got 'Hover click' working for me on Jammy.

I don't know whether I was on Xorg or Wayland on Impish but that's what I would suggest you try out.

I initially looked for solutions online and found this bug. I felt my situation was slightly different, so I decided to ask my own question. That question is now solved with an answer giving more details on switching from Wayland to Xorg that may hopefully work in your case:


Alternatively, see if upgrading to Jammy 22.04 and then using Xorg gets 'Hover Click' working.

Paul White (paulw2u)
affects: ubuntu → onboard (Ubuntu)
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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

please run

apport-collect 1969340

tags: added: impish jammy
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psfox2001 (pierre-selles) wrote :

done 3 days ago but not sure to done it correctly

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