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26068Re: Twitchy Touchpad on a D600?

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  • Michelle L. Gill
    Mar 1, 2005
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      Hi Jim,

      Unfortunately, my touchpad is funky in Windows, also. Given this, I
      doubt that it's my linux kernel (2.6.8) or X windows version
      (X11.org 6.8.1).

      Michelle
      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, Jim Diamond <zsd@a...>
      wrote:
      > On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 13:57 (-0000), Michelle L. Gill wrote:
      >
      > > You may already know this (my apologies if you do), but there is
      a
      > > kernel patch for the ALPS drivers mentioned on the third line
      from
      > > the bottom at http://web.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/.
      > As it turns out, the text you are referring to is included in the
      synaptics
      > source code. I haven't tried it out, since I was more interested
      in
      > eliminating taps entirely, since I was having problems with
      spurious mouse
      > clicks.
      >
      > > It is
      > > reportedly used to fix double clicking issue. I just have a
      plain
      > > old synaptics in my Dell Inspiron 4150 (running SuSE 9.2), so I
      > > can't say for sure if it works or not.
      > >
      > > For what its worth, even my synaptics pad spazzes out sometimes
      and
      > > causes the cursor to jump (usually in the process selecting a
      small
      > > bit of text I have just typed and deleting it...grrr). I use
      the
      > > touchpad so rarely that I've considered writing a script to turn
      it
      > > on and off...although it hasn't pissed me off enough yet to
      actually
      > > go and do so.
      > That's interesting that your synaptics pad does that. Maybe you
      have a
      > different model than I do. Or maybe your software (X windows
      version?
      > Linux kernel version?) is the problem.
      >
      > Jim
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