Asus Eee PC 1001HA: uncontrollably jumping cursor and difficulty to turn off/ on the touchpad

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Sun Apr 4 18:21:46 UTC 2010

On 04/04/2010 12:00 PM, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Dear forum members
> Recently I bought a new netbook: Asus 1001HA,together with Win7. I
> shrinked the Windows partition and installed next to it Kubuntu 9.10
> Netbook remix. When typing a message like this one, the cursor tends
> to jump unexpectedly to places above, below, left or right of it's
> current position: especially when typing too quickly. At another
> forum, I received an advise to turn off the touchpad when typing like
> this. At the Windows partition, there is a simple command to turn off
> and on the touchpad: fn—f3. At the Linux partition, there are already
> drivers for several other buttons collaborating with the fn button -
> but apparently NOT for the button combination fn-f3.That's why, I am
> wondering how to get such a driver. Or is there any command line
> script available which enables me to quickly turn off and turn on the
> touchpad?
> Thx. for replying,
> Bas Roufs.
         I googled your netbook and you could have bought it a lot 
cheaper without Win7. They do have a version with no system installed. I 
saw no evidence of them being aware of your problem. Good Luck to you 
and yours.

73 Karl

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