touch screen, charging, pointer craziness

phil phil at philfixit.info
Sat Oct 24 07:50:50 UTC 2015


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On 24-Oct-15 6:47 PM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Petter Adsen <petter at synth.no
> <mailto:petter at synth.no>> wrote:
>
>     On Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:36:41 +0200
>     "Gary J. Kirkpatrick" <garyartista at gmail.com
>     <mailto:garyartista at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>      > On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 10:28 AM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick
>     <garyartista at gmail.com <mailto:garyartista at gmail.com>
>      > > wrote:
>      >
>      > >
>      > >
>      > > On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 9:33 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com
>     <mailto:clanlaw at gmail.com>> wrote:
>      > >
>      > >> On 23 October 2015 at 08:22, Gary J. Kirkpatrick
>     <garyartista at gmail.com <mailto:garyartista at gmail.com>>
>      > >> wrote:
>      > >> > I have a number of odd things going on.  Reverting to an
>     earlier kernel
>      > >> does
>      > >> > not seem to make any difference.
>      > >> >
>      > >> > 1) sometimes the mouse pointer drags itself to launcher,
>     which I have
>      > >> set to
>      > >> > autohide, and gets rather stucke there while it, well,
>     vibrates.  Sits
>      > >> there
>      > >> > and jiggles.  Most of the time I can drag it back and it resumes
>      > >> working.
>      > >> >
>      > >> > 2) I have a touch screen laptop.  After 14 months of working
>     perfectly,
>      > >> it
>      > >> > will work for a few minutes after a reboot and then refuse
>     to work any
>      > >> > longer.  Occasionally resetting lightdm gets it going again, but
>      > >> usually for
>      > >> > just a few minutes.
>      > >> >
>      > >> > 3) Sometimes after a reboot or removing the plug, the
>     battery meter
>      > >> shows
>      > >> > that the battery is discharging.  If I remove then reinsert
>     the plug
>      > >> several
>      > >> > times it will show it is charging again.  The power supply
>     shows the
>      > >> 19.2
>      > >> > volts it should.
>      > >> >
>      > >> > I doubt these items are related other than they all started
>     happening
>      > >> at the
>      > >> > same time.
>      > >> >
>      > >> > Sometimes it seems to help if I remove all power sources and
>     hold the
>      > >> start
>      > >> > button down.  Lately that hasn't helped.
>      > >>
>      > >> That sounds very much like hardware.  Does the fan seem to be
>     running
>      > >> more than it used to?  If so open the back up and give it a
>     good clean
>      > >> out with a vacuum cleaner.
>      > >> If that does not seem to help (or even if it does) try booting
>     into
>      > >> the ram test and leave it going for a few hours to see if it
>     shows any
>      > >> problems.
>      > >>
>      > >> As to the mouse, if it is battery driven then try a new battery,
>      > >> though hopefully you have tried that already.  Otherwise try a
>      > >> different mouse.
>      > >>
>      > >> Do you see anything in syslog when it starts going wrong?
>      > >>
>      > >> Colin
>
>     > The pointer issue occurs if am using a mouse or just the touchpad.
>
>     You still haven't answered if there is a mouse plugged in when this
>     happens while you are using the touchpad. If there is, unplug it and
>     see if the problem disappears.
>
>     (From later down the thread:)
>     > I failed to mention that there does not appear to be a swap partition.  I
>     > did a LVM install.  I was not worried about it since at first the install
>     > worked just fine without a  swap.
>
>     Can you post the output of 'free'? If you need swap you can always
>     create a swap file.
>
>     > This laptop only provides a 2 minute memory test.  Grub provides no memtest
>     > option.
>
>     Install 'memtest86+'. That should give you a entry in the Grub menu. You
>     should let it run for several hours, preferably overnight or longer.
>
>     Petter
>
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> Problem happens either with mouse or just with touchpad.  It is not a
> mouse issue.  It is a bluetooth mouse.  Turning it off or on makes no
> difference.  Right now it is on and there is no problem.
>
> How do I open 'free'?  I see an executable file called free.
>
> memtest86+ is installed.
>
> Thanks for the reply!
>
>
> garyk
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