Trackpad on Dell Mini10v

Asked by dougpete on 2012-05-29

The Trackpad on the Dell Mini10v has always been problematic. The problem still continues with 12.04. The tapping works OK as well as the left and right mouse clicks. However, at random, the cursor jumps to a random location on the screen. I've tried all of the settings in System Settings. Is there a better driver that can be installed for this? If so, I'd like some advice. TIA.

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; lsmod

Thanks

dougpete (dlpeterson7) said : #2

Sure. Here it is.

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux Ubi 3.2.0-24-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 08:43:52 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Module Size Used by
bnep 17830 2
rfcomm 38139 0
parport_pc 32114 0
bluetooth 158438 10 bnep,rfcomm
ppdev 12849 0
snd_hda_codec_realtek 174055 1
uvcvideo 67203 0
joydev 17393 0
videodev 86588 1 uvcvideo
snd_hda_intel 32765 3
snd_hda_codec 109562 2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
ums_realtek 17920 0
uas 17699 0
snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
binfmt_misc 17292 1
snd_pcm 80845 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
lib80211_crypt_tkip 17240 0
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
wl 2646601 0
snd_rawmidi 25424 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
psmouse 87213 0
i915 414568 3
dell_laptop 13671 0
snd_timer 28931 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
compal_laptop 19315 0
dcdbas 14098 1 dell_laptop
serio_raw 13027 0
snd 62064 15 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm_kms_helper 45466 1 i915
soundcore 14635 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lib80211 14040 2 lib80211_crypt_tkip,wl
drm 197692 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 i915
video 19068 1 i915
mac_hid 13077 0
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
usb_storage 39646 1 ums_realtek
r8169 56321 0

Try:

echo "options psmouse proto=imps" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf > /dev/null
sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprove psmouse

HTH

dougpete (dlpeterson7) said : #4

Thank you. I will give it a shot.

Peter (puddingpete) said : #5

I am having the same issue, and I don't think it is being identified correctly. I've had it on the Dell 11" 3147, the Acer V3-xxx, and the HP 11t-n000. It's possible that they all have exactly the same mouse hardware.

In any case, the mouse jump can be duplicated. If you tap two points on the pad in brief succession, the driver apparently registers that as a slide rather than two distinct taps and the mouse will jump. There does not seem to be a distance limit, as I can do it from corner to corner.

In itself, this would not be any trouble, because how often do you do that, and why can't you just stop? The problem with these pads is that the buttons are part of the track pad, so naturally you slide and click, but the tap on the button registers as a slide just before you physically click the button.

So, I suggest that the problem is actually that the driver should not classify these taps as slides by giving a "maximum finger movement between updates" option. If the finger goes too far between updates, then register it as two taps.

As a temporary fix, it may be possible to tell the driver to ignore taps in the button area, but I haven't found the right setting.

Peter (puddingpete) said : #6

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
Linux Dell 3.13.0-34-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Wed Aug 13 15:45:27 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Module Size Used by
i8k 14421 0
ctr 13049 3
ccm 17773 3
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 46254 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 61438 1
hid_sensor_als 13123 0
hid_sensor_accel_3d 13221 0
hid_sensor_gyro_3d 13209 0
hid_sensor_magn_3d 13209 0
hid_sensor_trigger 12916 4 hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_magn_3d
industrialio_triggered_buffer 12882 4 hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_magn_3d
kfifo_buf 13379 1 industrialio_triggered_buffer
industrialio 54069 7 hid_sensor_trigger,hid_sensor_gyro_3d,industrialio_triggered_buffer,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_als,kfifo_buf,hid_sensor_magn_3d
hid_sensor_iio_common 13755 4 hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_magn_3d
ath3k 13318 0
btusb 32412 0
hid_multitouch 17407 0
dell_wmi 12761 0
sparse_keymap 13948 1 dell_wmi
hid_sensor_hub 19536 6 hid_sensor_trigger,hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_magn_3d,hid_sensor_iio_common
snd_hda_intel 52355 3
snd_hda_codec 192906 3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 102099 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
rfcomm 69160 8
bnep 19624 2
bluetooth 391196 23 bnep,ath3k,btusb,rfcomm
snd_page_alloc 18710 2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
dell_laptop 18168 0
dcdbas 14928 1 dell_laptop
intel_rapl 18773 0
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
uvcvideo 80885 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
kvm_intel 143060 0
videobuf2_vmalloc 13216 1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops 13362 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_core 40664 1 uvcvideo
videodev 134688 2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
kvm 451511 1 kvm_intel
arc4 12608 2
snd_rawmidi 30144 1 snd_seq_midi
ath9k 164164 0
crct10dif_pclmul 14289 0
ath9k_common 13551 1 ath9k
crc32_pclmul 13113 0
ath9k_hw 453856 2 ath9k_common,ath9k
ghash_clmulni_intel 13216 0
cryptd 20359 1 ghash_clmulni_intel
ath 28698 3 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath9k_hw
snd_seq 61560 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
mac80211 630653 1 ath9k
cfg80211 484040 3 ath,ath9k,mac80211
joydev 17381 0
wmi 19177 1 dell_wmi
serio_raw 13462 0
usbhid 52570 0
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
i2c_hid 18860 0
snd_timer 29482 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
hid 106148 4 i2c_hid,hid_multitouch,hid_sensor_hub,usbhid
i915 783805 4
snd 69238 17 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
i2c_designware_platform 12960 0
i2c_designware_core 14768 1 i2c_designware_platform
drm_kms_helper 53081 1 i915
dw_dmac 12814 0
dw_dmac_core 24245 1 dw_dmac
video 19476 1 i915
mac_hid 13205 0
drm 303102 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 13413 1 i915
parport_pc 32701 0
soundcore 12680 1 snd
ppdev 17671 0
nls_iso8859_1 12713 1
coretemp 13435 0
lp 17759 0
parport 42348 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
psmouse 106678 0
ahci 25819 3
libahci 32560 1 ahci

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