[ltp] Mouse pointer slowly moves when not touching trackpoint
Sat, 15 Nov 2003 21:10:22 -0500
yeah, this is a known problem with trackpoints. Most of the newer
laptops are slightly better at this. However, I've always been able to
fix it (no matter what brand of laptop) by pulling out the trackpoint
rubber cover and re-seating it. The Thinkpad T41 even includes a section
in the user manual about this problem.
On Sat, 2003-11-15 at 09:50, Paul Kaplan wrote:
> 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