Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ubuntu + Latitude e6500 trackpoint: I'm not the only one!

It seems I'm not the only ubuntu (or even linux) user out there having troubles with the trackpoint (aka 'stick', 'joystick', 'pointing stick') on the Latitude e6500.


I had recently come to the conclusion that the problems I was experiencing were somehow related to my sweaty thumb brushing against the trackpad when I hold down the left trackpoint button.  These ubuntu/linux bug-reports/issues confirmed that.  So, while I wait for 'they' to work-out a proven fix, I've adopted a ghetto work-around: I taped a piece of paper over the trackpad (I only use the trackpoint).