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X220's trackpad in Linux

2012-02-17, 21:38 PM

I'm posting to see if others have resolved this issue.

 

I can use the trackpad to move the mouse.

 

The problem is with using the soft mouse buttons on the down-curved front area of the trackpad.

 

Basically, I can't move the pointer with the trackpad while at the same time attempting to click the soft button.

 

Instead of ignorning my finger touching the button, it seems that the trackpad is trying to "average" the movement of my index finger on the track page, and my thumb which is on the curved trackpad button area. It's not such a problem under Windows.

 

Did anyone get to improve the trackpad functionality on Linux?

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Re: X220's trackpad in Linux

2012-02-18, 3:56 AM

Don't waste your time trying. Synaptic trackpads are awful, which the X220 just so happens to have. It's not a software issue really, mainly just the way it's designed with the unibutton. My advice is learn to love your trackpoint. IMHO it's the best pointing device ever to see the light of day.

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Re: X220's trackpad in Linux

2012-02-18, 3:56 AM

Don't waste your time trying. Synaptic trackpads are awful, which the X220 just so happens to have. It's not a software issue really, mainly just the way it's designed with the unibutton. My advice is learn to love your trackpoint. IMHO it's the best pointing device ever to see the light of day.

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Re: X220's trackpad in Linux

2012-02-18, 20:47 PM

The red pointer thing, right?

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Re: X220's trackpad in Linux

2012-02-20, 17:08 PM

I've gone back to trying out my old laptop, and it's already weird not using the trackpoint.

 

Sounds like I'll be ditching using the trackpad. It's a pity. The little one on my Ideapad is usuable, not the case with my newer X220.

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