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Old 10-09-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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mysterious mouse creep on dell C600 synaptics touchpad

I seem to have a mysterious and intermittent problem with my trackpad on my C600 laptop. Occasionally on boot, the mouse will start creeping in a random direction on the screen, sort of like the mouse miscalibrates on boot. The only way I seem to be able to fix the problem is to completely log out, and log back in. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there an easier way to fix this? Also, has anyone tried the Synaptics touchpad driver for linux? Oh, and one more thing, (im still a newbie) is there a keyboard shortcut/command to bring up a console or launch the Kde start applications menu? Thanks for your help.

Old 10-09-2003, 08:34 PM   #2
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Yah ctrl + f1 brings up the kde menu.

I had that same thing happen to me, only I was using a PS/2 mouse. I fixed it by removing "generic" and "configured" mouse and then wrote it like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "AlwaysCore"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Then I made sure only concifgured mouse was in sever layout, see if you can do something like that.

I put that "AlwaysCore" in there, see if you can try something like that, be sure to back up your orginal XF86Config-4 though. cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.old

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Old 08-17-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
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I know this is an ancient thread but that stuff in the last post about the identifier is utter nonsenses.

Try adding this to your synaptics device section to disable the trackpoint stick:
  Option	"GuestMouseOff"	"on"



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