[ltp] Mouse pointer slowly moves when not touching trackpoint

Paul Kaplan linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 15 Nov 2003 09:50:28 -0500

I've had three TPs (600, 600x, & T40).  I've had this behavior on all of them 
under Linux, W95, W98, and W2K.  The owner's manual on the 600 indicated that 
this is a known issue.
Sorry that doesn't help, but at least you know you're not alone!
On Saturday 15 November 2003 09:00 am, Heiko Rosemann wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm currently experiencing a strange behaviour of my trackpoint: The X
> mouse pointer sometimes slowly drifts to the left, even if I don't touch
> the trackpoint at all. When this happens, the mouse button function of the
> trackpoint (when pressing it) doesn't work, and it is easier to move the
> pointer to the left than to the right.
> I haven't yet played around with the settings, just using tp4d -S 0xff on a
> linux 2.4.23-rc1 slackware 9.1 box with X 4.3.0.
> The tp4d version is 1.2.6 2002/10/15, and I don't recall having such
> problems on tty or on Windows XP (I'm running a dual-boot system) on my
> X30.
> The box is not yet two months old, so I wouldn't really suspect this to be
> a HW problem...
> Any thoughts anyone?
> Regards, Heiko