Re: possessed cursor on dell latitude 600
Art Edwards wrote:
The cursor on my dell laptop has developed a mind of its own. When I
type it moves to either the upper right- or lower left-hand corner of
the screen. This behavior appears to be connected to having the cursor
joy-stick in the middle of the keyboard. On the windoze side, one can
disable this. Is there a similar capability under linux?
Not saying that this is the problem; but on my dell inspiron 4100, I had
something of the same problem and called Dell support. It turns out on
the inspiron 4100 line that this is associated with keyboard problems in
general. They opened a warranty ticket and installed a new keyboard
which significantly lessened the problem for me on Linux. I don't run
windows on the dell besides VMware.
On my dell, If I rested my hands on the handrests by the synaptics pad
and started typing, the cursor would begin its unassisted journey to the
left side of the display without any encouragement from me at all.
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