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Default Mini 9w/ubuntu-vertical scrolling crazy - 04-12-2009, 04:16 PM

I received my mini 9 last week and have enjoyed using it with one problem. The vertical scrolling is uncontrollable at times and even typing a simple message sometimes causes the cursor and/or screen to jump for no apparent reason. I am new to Linux and have tried the basic cursor speed adjustments with no change in the problem. Any suggestions (not to technical) are appreciated. Thanks.
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Default Re: Mini 9w/ubuntu-vertical scrolling crazy - 04-12-2009, 04:35 PM

Due to the size of the keyboard, this issue is usually related to your hands (palm) touching the touchpad while you type. For an experiment, turn off the touchpad and see if the issue goes away. (In XP, there is a DELL Touchpad icon in the toolbar, not sure of the setting in ubuntu).

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Default Re: Mini 9w/ubuntu-vertical scrolling crazy - 04-12-2009, 11:46 PM

x2 on the above with some part of your hand activating the touchpad. Learn to type by elevating your wrists about the palm rest. This will end the problem and is actually the correct way to type as it can prevent some repetitive stress injuries.

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Default Re: Mini 9w/ubuntu-vertical scrolling crazy - 04-13-2009, 06:08 AM

If you want to know a way to actually fix it, a quick google search: ... ile+typing
Follow that and it *should* work.

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