Re: How to disable the joystick?
> I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop running SuSE 9.1. Recently, for someI have a 4100 which had the same problem.
> odd reason, under both Windows and Linux, my cursor has started acting
> up and will start to wander around on its own. Contacting Dell, I found
> out that the cause is due to the joystick (located in the middle of the
> keyboard) is going into calibrate mode and their recommendation is to
> disable the joystick.
Take out the screws that hold the keyboard in place. Remove keyboard. Locate flex circuit that connects joystick to mobo. Disconnect it (this can be done non-destructively).
Viola. You will never be bothered by it again.
> Solution: joystick-ectomy.Great idea! That has solved the problem.
My workaround so far: Bending the chasis holding it at the left and right
front edge. But this has always solved the problem only for a few hours.