My netbook came in today and the first thing I did was get Ubuntu set up. I started out using a USB mouse so I didn't notice this issue right away. However, I've noticed that the trackpad has an issue. If you left click and attempt to drag an item the cursor gets crazy and doesn't do what you'd expect. I'm not sure if it's an issue specific to my netbook (HP Mini 210), Ubuntu for netbooks, or the combination of the two. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

asked 02 Jul '10, 01:53

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Chris Stewart
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Well, I should have done some searching before I asked the question. I found the answer pretty easily as it seems like this is a common issue. Anyway, at least this will get indexed by Google and will help someone else in the future. Here's how you fix this issue:

sudo su
echo options psmouse proto=exps > /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.modprobe    

Source - - Post #6


answered 02 Jul '10, 02:02

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There's also an app in the repositories called "touchfreeze". Works great to keep the blasted trackpad from zooming the cursor around when I type on the laptop keyboard...


answered 12 Jul '10, 15:29

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