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Can boot from USB on Laptop, but no internal pointing device
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lensv

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun 2005, 08:23    Post subject:  Can boot from USB on Laptop, but no internal pointing device  

Hi again,

I have managed to make my Usb memory stick bootable with Puppy now, but I cant get the internal pointing device working when I use it to boot my laptop. It works fine with an external mouse, but I'd like to be able to use the "glidepad" instead of the mouse (I don't always carry around on a mouse). Does anyone know how to make the laptop's internal poiting device work with Puppy?

Best regads,

/LS
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Flash
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jun 2005, 23:53    Post subject:  

Probably no help:
this guy's laptop touchpad works, but not a mouse. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jun 2005, 06:01    Post subject:  

Smile yes, Flash, I was chuckling, the other thread has the opposite problem!
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jun 2005, 10:35    Post subject:  

I noticed that also. If i get a chance, i will try this on my thinkpad in the next week.

If I find out anything really useful, i will post it.

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2005, 03:16    Post subject:  

Yes... Please do! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2005, 19:50    Post subject:  

Any chance that you're using a USB mouse?

When you first run puppy, and it asks what kind of mouse you have, if you tell it USB the chances are very good that your touchpad will not work (because touchpads are generally seen as ps/2 devices). If this is the case and you'd like to reconfigure puppy to work on your touchpad, use the instructions in the post Flash linked to, to remove your mouse config file, and you will be able to set up your mouse again. Select ps/2 this time.

As far as I know, there is no way to run a USB mouse and a touchpad at the same time and have both work. Anyone else have any input on that?

ND
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2005, 03:16    Post subject:  

I have tried with both USB and PS2, but the touchpad doesn't work in any case Sad
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2005, 17:46    Post subject: you may be better of with the mouse  

The pad works on my Acer Aspire. I find it easy to accidently press a little too hard when moving the cursor and open menus, etc that I don't want when in a hurry. I've changed the setting so it's not so bad but I think a mouse may be better to control.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2005, 19:56    Post subject:  

I have not gotten a chance to work on my Thinkpad yet. Busy week at the office and my sister just brought over her boyfriend's ailing HP Windows ME PC over for me to look at.

Hmm...maybe install Puppy and tell them it's Windows XP?

I'll try to get to it this weekend. You folks have peaked my curiosity.

P.S. OK, one or the other. I forgot that my Thinpad has one of those legacy ps/2 ports, so I don't have an adapter for the system. But, either the touchpad or USB work, not both.

My Thinkpad has an option in the bios to enable or disable the touchpad. With the pad enabled, it emulates ps/2. The usb mouse does not work, unless I disable the pad in the bios and set Puppy to use a usb mouse.

I'll try to see what happens on my old CTX notebook.

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