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Re: possessed cursor on dell latitude 600

Thanks for your response. Is there any way to disable the touchstick (I
assume this is the little blue button between the g and h keys) in


On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 07:50:47AM -0500, Russell Martin wrote:
> >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?
> This is a known issue with Latitude C600's. I replace these quite often @ my J
> O B ;)
> Dell generally sends out the keyboard(for the touchstick), and the palmrest(for
> the touchpad) as a replacement. Honestly though the problem is really related
> to the keyboard only. The touchstick has some issues with the solder joints
> there.. Give Dell a call, and they should take care of you, if that guy is
> still under warranty, though the part is not very expensive to purchase, if
> need be.
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