Cursor moving by itself

Ugo Bellavance ugob at
Wed Nov 14 19:32:48 UTC 2007

On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 13:31:59 -0500, Albert Charron wrote:

> Ugo Bellavance wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 	I have an intermittent problem with my mouse on all versions of 
>> I tried (I have 7.10 installed at the moment.  The problem is that the
>> cursor sometimes decides to move towards a direction, even if I don't
>> move my mouse.  It eventually stops.  It is a Dell D800.  It does it if
>> I use the Synaptics touchpad or an external mouse.  Any ideas?
>> Regards,
> Does your Dell also have a trackpoint (the little mouse on the
> keyboard)? There's similar known problem on Dell Latitude C600/C610/D600
> which is caused a short between the keyboard and the trackpoint... The
> solution on the C600/C610/D600 is to replace the keyboard or to
> disconnect the pointer...

Ok, if my laptop is still under waranty, can I call Dell for a 

> If it's the case, you can follow the instructions there to disconnect
> the trackpoint (CAUTION: it implies cutting wires in the laptop, so be
> sure to cut the good one!):

Thanks, but I'm not there, especially since my laptop is still under 

Ugo Bellavance

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