I have a really weird boot problem with a CentOS 5.4 system on a Lenovo Ideapad S12 laptop: it won't boot unless I move the mouse pointer by tapping the touchpad.It goes like this:... [by majun]
on 03/21/2010 – Made popular on 03/21/2010
I have a new install of Fedora 17 64 bit with KDE on a HP 2000-416DX laptop. After installation, using the touchpad moved the pointer, but the sensitivity was way too low when tapping --- I almost had to punch the touchpad to get it to register taps. I went into System Settings -> Input Devices -> Touchpad and turned the sensitivity up.
No matter what kernel I select to boot into, eventually I lose the mouse pointer visibility. If I move the mouse around, stuff does get highlighted, I just can't see the pointer as it moves. CTRL/ALT/BKSP does bring up a logout menu (doesn't kill X, tho), and I can tab thru it...time wasting, although it does come back from a restart with all the windows as before.
I need a new laptop. Lenovo's running some good deals on their Ideapad line, but that line seems to use the latest and greatest hardware.
I look at the touchpad on them, and they don't have dedicated r/l mouse buttons (see pic below). I'm concerned about drivers for the hardware, and especially the touchpad.
I once disabled my touchpad because I would rub against it while typing and it would move my mouse elsewhere. I have since re-enabled it from the same place (system -> preferences -> pointing device) but it remains disabled at next boot up.
I know it's a per-user setting, because when I logon as another user to the same laptop, touchpad remains enabled..
I just bought a ThinkPad S431. I really like it, but the touchpad acts strange in a couple ways:
1) When moving the mouse and then letting the finger off the touchpad, sometimes the mouse pointer jumps by 5 or so pixels.
2) When tapping on the touchpad to click, sometimes the pointer jumps as well.
Is there anything I can do to tweak this? I'm pretty sure this doesn't happen under Windows.
When I move my mouse slowly over the desktop the pointer jumps often a few pixels (one or two) in the opposite direction of which I move my mouse. Horribly when trying to set the cursor around some semicolons in eclipse. I guess this is the result of a wrong set resolution of it.
My Ubuntu12.04 often appears stuck - mouse, keyboard, all did not respond, everything stopped. I tried all methods to prove that indeed is a very serious problem. I know many people are like me, unfortunately, this problem still exist in 12.10.
I think the two most suspicious:
1 mouse. I do not use the mouse (I use the laptop touchpad), and never had problems.