TS1541: Solutions for troubleshooting installation, startup, and login issues in Mac OS X v10.5Learn about Solutions for troubleshooting installation, startup, and login issues in Mac OS X v10.5
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to wumpus)
Same problem here. Resolved spontaneously, then after logging in and doing disk checkups after 1 day, the computer hung. That is: I noticed that right click and middle click worked, but left click did not!
After googeling hung left click: It seems to be a OSX, non-version (Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion) problem with track-pad and/or Bluetooth related devices. Some point the culprit to the apple trackpad.
In my case I (retrospectively) came to the conclusion that the trackpad is the problem, and have no problem since
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to HetDraakje)
Hmmm thanks I agree this must be trackpad related; however I still have the problem.
Im "working around it" with the keyboard workaround but I would love to solve it..
How did you solve yours?
all the best
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to wumpus)
After switching the trackpad off, I Immediately could use the left click button on my regular corded mouse and hence login. I have decided not to use it anymore, and several bootups later still no problem. Do you use any bluetooth devices?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 12:30 AM (in response to HetDraakje)
Thanks but....oh dont be fooled!
For me it always works with an attached Usb mouse.
I use that in work. With the mouse, it always works.
With the trackpad it doesnt..so Im not sure this is linked to you switching of your trackpad; I think with the mouse it will always work anyways. But having said all that,
How did you switch your trackpad "Off"? Did you rip it out of the keyboard and glue it back in?
Cant harm me trying that here....
Thanks for letting me know
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to wumpus)
Whoops, there's a big diiference (sorry for this late reply). I had the problem on a Mac Pro having wireless input devices such as the trackpad.... No need for me to pull out the chainsaw
So in your case an external mouse does work...
1. does clicking your trackpad get you further when you have an external mouse connected (but not used)?
2. if you have used your external mouse to get you logged on, does your trackpad respond normally (all functions)?
3. Any weird things in your preferences menu?
I'm not having any clue to resolving your problem, just thinking along...