[PLEASE TEST] Better support for Synaptics Touchpads

Doug Poland wisco_disco at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 28 19:46:25 PDT 2004

> David Wolfskill <david at catwhisker.org> wrote:
> > Would this have anything to do with the mouse on a Dell laptop
> > moving all by itself?  When I boot with ACPI enabled on 5.2.1-R or
> > 5.3Beta the mouse will simply go wild, moving all over the screen
> > will.  This happens at the console and in X (both XFree86 and XOrg)
> Depends on the type of "pointing device(s)" available/in use:  it's
> fairly common for the "eraser head" (trackpoint) devices to do this.
The laptop in question has a trackpoint and touchpoint pad.  I've never
attempted to disable either device.  So is it possible to disable one
or the other, or both, to keep the mouse from going wild?


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