Netbook with Kubuntu 11.04: how best to tame an, uncontrollably jumping cursor? (Bas G. Roufs )

Carlo Vanini silhusk at
Thu Feb 23 21:05:19 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at> wrote:
> On Thursday, February 23, 2012 05:45:52 PM Brian Wootton wrote:
>> > My question for now is: can someone recommend me any other measure with
>> > a view to taming:-)  the jumping cursor? Any thoughts?
>> > Thanks for replying, respectfully yours,
>> > Bas.
> Try using   gpointing-device-settings  which you may have to start from a
> command line.  But it brings up a gui that will let you turn off tapping and
> scrolling on the touchpad  and possibly set the sensitivity of the touchpad.

You may also want to try synaptiks (in the kde-config-touchpad
package), which allows you to configure the touchpad to be disabled
when keyboard activity is detected and turned back on after a
configurable delay.

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