Help! My trackpad had turned into a tablet!
Back when I got a bluetooth mouse to go with my laptop, I had to add a
second mouse section in xorg.conf. So, I had one looking at psaux for my
touchpad and another looking at /dev/input/mice for the bluetooth mouse.
Recently, an update to my xorg packages caused every mouse-click to
register twice. So, single-clicking on desktop icons launched them (my
KDE style is set to require double-clicks) and single-clicking "close"
buttons wouldn't work, menus would open and immediately close, etc.
I did some reading and found that, somehow, xorg must be getting my
trackpad clicks through psaux AND through /dev/input/mice. The solution,
they said, is to ditch the antiquated psaux and just go solely with
/dev/input/mice. Okay... good. The single/double click problem is fixed.
NOW... my problem is that my trackpad is behaving like a tablet. By
that, I mean that the mouse cursor goes to wherever I touch my finger on
the touchpad. If I touch the upper-left corner of the trackpad, then the
cursor instantly moves to the upper-left corner of screen. I can then,
move the cursor and it follows my finger, but every time I lift my
finger and place it again, the cursor "teleports" itself again.
I can only guess that the driver I've been using with my trackpad,
"psmouse", is no longer the right one to use.... but I can't find the
right substitute on google.
Any ideas? (this is for a Dell Inspiron 8600 using kernel 2.6.22-2)