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Re: touchpad trouble on ibook 2.2


That sort of problem has been reported a few times recently. Thus far
all evidence points to hardware problems. Time to visit your friendly
Apple store :-(

On  20 Apr, this message from Grzesiek Sedek echoed through cyberspace:
> I've got same problem, it has been happening like that for a while,
> finally trackpad doesn't work at all. I have to use external usb mouse. 
> It happened right after 1 year - means no guarantee anymore. 
> Perhaps Macintosh fits self destructing trackpads?
> On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 18:14, Florian Feigenbutz wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> after installing Debian on an iBook 2.2 and running it very fine for
>> some months I now experience problems with my touchpad :(
>> I'm not sure whether this is a software problem or a hardware problem
>> but I wanted to ask here if some of you perhaps got similar problems(?).
>> When using the iBook for around half an hour or longer my mouse
>> starts to hang spontaniously. I can solve this hanging by either
>> pressing a keyboard button or by pressing the touchpad a bit harder..
>> As the second solution does not seem very nice to me I mostly try the
>> first one. Those problems do also appear when I often use the suspend
>> mode instead of shutting down the system completely.
>> In the last few days when I enjoyed this great weather outside it
>> happened that I could not even get the mouse running when pressing
>> any button :( So I booted into MacOS X but even there the mouse hang
>> off after a few movements, I did not get it moving again.. What
>> strikes me about the test with MacOS is the fact that the mouse
>> problem was even worse than with Debian.. So I shut the system down,
>> enjoyed the weather and started it again when it was completely cool
>> again. Only booted into MacOS and it hang again! Just when I moved
>> the mouse the first time on an icon and tried to click it..
>> The next day everything was fine again, now I'm writing this mail,
>> running Debian and experiencing no problems with the touchpad again..
>> Can anybody tell me why? :)
>> Really got no idea..
>> Could it be a hardware error? Why does this not appear more
>> regularely? Florian Feigenbutz.
>> By the way:  
>> I'm running 2.4.20-ben10 kernel on Debian unstable.
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