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KenWA
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ThinkPad T410 and Linux MInt

I have Linux Mint 18 on a T410 but am having difficulty because the cursor keeps wandering acreoss the screen.

Is there any solution that does not require Windows?

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Re: ThinkPad T410 and Linux MInt

Do you know that it isn't a problem in windows?  I ask because usually, wandering cursor is a hardware problem.  You don't have a touch screen, which leaves the touchpad and the trackpoint.  Can you try disabling them one at a time to narrow it down?


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KenWA
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Re: ThinkPad T410 and Linux MInt

Unfortunately, as a Newbie, I do not know how this can be done and investigating the menu with a wandering cursor is nerve-wracking!

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Re: ThinkPad T410 and Linux MInt

Update

I restored the original Windows 7 Pro image and then installed Linux MInt alongside Windows and can report that the cursor behaves with both OSs.  Having Win 7 there is probably irrelevant, the trick was probably in re-installing Linux.

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Re: ThinkPad T410 and Linux MInt

Hello,

Would you please kindly help me with this? I have the same computer ThinkPad T410, windows 7.  It cannot boot up and I don't have the disc that restore the computer to factory setting.  Would you kindly create the retore files from your computer and email them to me? I apologize for asking this but I couldn't find the T410 recovery.

Thanks.

 

Mina

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Re: ThinkPad T410 and Linux MInt

I do not have a restore disk or files.  I created a disk image  when I received the laptop and restored this image when I had the problem.  I doubt whether this image could be used on another computer.  If yoiiu do not have a copy of the operating sysem it is always a good idea to make a disk image in case of emergency.

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