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Old 06-01-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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touch pad...mouse all over the place


Hello guys. I have a Dell C640. When laptop is docked , everything works great, when laptop is undocked, it comes fine but the mouse is all over the place, can not click on anything. The only way to make it work right, i have to connect an external mouse ps/usb. I really would like to use the touchpad when i am on the plane. This laptop has touchpad as well as the little stick., both behave in the same matter. Any ideas guys?


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Old 06-01-2003, 11:11 PM   #2
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It's the wrong mouse protocol. It is set in /etc/XF86config file. I guess the next question is which one is the right one? Worse case, just do trial & error.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 10:43 AM   #3
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I guess i could, the thing is that when it's back in the docking station..will it work ? Hmmm
 
Old 06-02-2003, 11:10 AM   #4
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Maybe.

A lot of mice will autodetect to several different protocols.

It might even be possible get Xfree86 to have separate configs for each mouse in a convienent fashion.

Which protocol is currently in your /etc/X11/XF86Config now? Sometimes "auto" mode confuses mice and if you just use "PS/2" or "imps/2", etc. things work better.
 
  


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