Erratic mouse behavior in 12.04

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 11:19:23 UTC 2012


On 05/06/2012 11:19, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 05/06/12 17:19, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> On 05/06/12 08:26, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> On 03/06/12 00:48, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
>>>> Em s�bado, 02 de junho de 2012, �s 16:40:26, Basil Chupin escreveu:
>>>>> On 31/05/12 03:40, Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> [...........]
>>>>>
>>>>>> It's not that I'm ignoring your suggestion, it's just that it's
>>>>>> not so
>>>>>> simple to test it. Right now, Xorg can't even see the nvidia GPU.
>>>>>> It is
>>>>>> "disabled", so to speak (not exactly, is on and consuming power, but
>>>>>> it's
>>>>>> invisible for the system). Only the Intel GPU is visible
>>>>> Forgive me if I am misunderstanding something here...... but whatever
>>>>> graphic device you want to use is controlled by what you set it to
>>>>> be in
>>>>> your BIOS.
>>>>>
>>>>> Are you saying that you have your BIOS set to use the Intel GPU on the
>>>>> motherboard?
>>>> No, unfortunately my BIOS does not have an option to set the GPU to be
>>>> used. I
>>>> wish it had, it would be so much simpler to use the nvidia GPU...
>>>
>>> [.........]
>>>
>>> I am not ignoring what you wrote in what I have just trimmed and neither
>>> am I belabouring the point, but I find it most strange that your BIOS -
>>> even if it is on a Dell computer - not to have the ability to choose
>>> which video to use.
>>>
>>> As far as I know - which is not much - your BIOS will show the standard
>>> options when you enter the BIOS settings (?CTRL-DEL? or does Dell use
>>> some other combination of keys?) but then if you press something like
>>> CTRL-Fx you will get additional options displayed. Have you tried this
>>> to see what those "hidden" options are?
>>>
>>
>> Believe me.. there are some "modern" BIOS that are severely hampered
>> in what you can do. I have a HP Pavillion with the freaking hybrid
>> graphics. There IS an option in bios to select hybrid or one card - if
>> you can find it as you have to open BIOS with a special keycombination
>> to get to that setting. AND it does not work... apparently there is a
>> "key setting" when BIOS is compiled that disables it. Further I can
>> not switch off the fingerprint-reader I have no intention of ever
>> using and so on and so forth.
>>
>> Never HP again.
>>
>> Sinclair
>
> Unbelievable.......
>
> Which only confirms my conclusion I came to many years ago never to buy
> any brand name computer (Dell, HP, Acer, whatever...) but build my own
> using components which *I* chose to go into the box. The last "branded"
> box I bought was way back in 1989. (What was the brand? I just don't
> remember - nor care.)
>
> BC
>
While I agree with you and while it is not undoable build-your-own is 
way more complicated with laptops/notebooks. I have not owned a desktop 
since... more than 15 years coming up on 20.

/Sinclair




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