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Re: deranged mouse behaviour with ibm thinkpad t31

On Sat, May 26, 2007 at 02:29:46AM +0300, Micha Feigin wrote:
> I am installing linux on a thinkpad t31. Most things work, but I think that the
> mouse is setup wrong since after playing with the mouse (it's the red point in
> the middle of the keyboard, not sure what it's called) for a few seconds to


> minutes (not consistent) it suddenly goes crazy opening windows, 
> pressing
> buttons and flying all over the place. To release it I need to let go of the
> mouse for a couple of seconds and then it goes back to normal until the next
> time.

It does happen that the trackpoint moves on its own, especially on older 
hardware. You can minimise the effect by lowering the sensibility. As 
for opening windows, do you also use it for "clicking"? I don't think 
there is a real cure for that, but you might minimize it if you click 
only using the real buttons. Is the trackpoint replaceable?

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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