Mouse drift on Dell Latitude c840 running Feisty 7.04

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Tue May 15 01:19:54 UTC 2007


I get similar sometimes. I just circle my finger on the touchpad til the 
cursor follows my movements. Only takes a sec or 2


On Tuesday 15 May 2007 03:56:50 Albert Charron wrote:
> Adam wrote:
> > Last week I installed Feisty 7.04 on my Dell Latitude c840 laptop. I was
> > very impressed that most things worked auto-magically without manual
> > configuration. However, support for my laptop's touchpad seems to be
> > very lacking. I don't have a desk, so using an external mouse isn't
> > really possible.
> >
> > The issue is that the mouse cursor has a mind of its own, wandering to
> > (and getting stuck in) either the upper-right or lower-left corner of
> > the screen. I've seen others post similar reports, but so far I haven't
> > seen any resolution that works on my laptop.
> > <snip>
> I have a Dell Latitude C600 running Feisty and XP in dualboot.  Both
> OSes have the same issues.  I also had the problem with Windows 2000 and
> Mandriva Linux on this machine.  The problem seems to come from the flat
> cable that connects the touchpad to the motherboard.  I also have a
> problem with my keyboard (same connector type).  Pushing against the
> handrest seems to temporarily fix the problem...

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