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#1 2012-09-30 06:50:33

David-P
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Registered: 2012-09-30
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Touchpad Mouse Jumps All Over

Whenever I right click, or do something else my mouse jumps randomly.

I've searched and searched, and can't find a solution sad


My laptop is a Pavilion g7, and uses synaptic.

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#2 2012-09-30 09:17:22

wuxmedia
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Re: Touchpad Mouse Jumps All Over

is a part of your hand touching the pad?
is the right click a real button, or a pad area?
maybe the button touches the pad?

generally people have a problem with typing.

search 'synclient' in the search box.

Good Luck

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#3 2012-09-30 13:22:48

David-P
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Re: Touchpad Mouse Jumps All Over

wuxmedia wrote:

is a part of your hand touching the pad?
is the right click a real button, or a pad area?
maybe the button touches the pad?

generally people have a problem with typing.

search 'synclient' in the search box.

Good Luck


Thanks..
My hand isn't touching the pad, I'm pretty sure.
It is a real button, no the touchpad is a good ways seperated

No problems with typing after I disabled tapping. Clearly a touchpad sensitivity issue, but I have  no idea where to start to fix it.

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#4 2012-10-02 02:34:45

shengchieh
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Re: Touchpad Mouse Jumps All Over

What happens if you use an USB mouse?  You can find out if the problem is hardware or software.

Sheng-Chieh

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#5 2012-10-02 02:42:27

David-P
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Re: Touchpad Mouse Jumps All Over

shengchieh wrote:

What happens if you use an USB mouse?  You can find out if the problem is hardware or software.

Sheng-Chieh

I'll try a USB Mouse the next two days.

Seems to be getting easier, getting used to the settings. (I came from Windows, so the acceleration is a bit different).

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#6 2012-10-02 07:56:39

wuxmedia
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Re: Touchpad Mouse Jumps All Over

for a gui; type in a terminal;

sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings 

this should get you going, iirc the changes take place immediately, and can't remember if theres a 'reset to default' button.
if you want to get your hands dirty synclient has millions of options... try 'man synclient' for the manual, (works for most other commands too)

good luck glasses

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#7 2012-10-03 06:16:59

lcafiero
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Re: Touchpad Mouse Jumps All Over

A question -- do you have a touchpad that has a scroll bar on one of the sides (like the right side of the touchpad)? I seem to recall having to disable this on a laptop once, and I'm trying to find how I did that, and that seemed to stop the mysterious wandering of the cursor.

I think I did that using one of these:

http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/touchpad_disabling

Just throwing that out there in case that's a possibility.


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