Newbie with a specific problem

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Newbie with a specific problem

Post#1 by rik^^ » 11 May 2015, 18:16

hi all trying out a version of linux for the first time installed it on a old laptop to give it some new life, but im having a problem with the hat switch that was installed on most laptops of the time i need to know how to disable it because the one on this laptop is broken and constantly fires the cursor to the top left. in windows i managed to get a program to disable this, is this something i can do in porteus?

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Re: Newbie with a specific problem

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 17 May 2015, 00:05

welcome to porteus,
i think it is possible to disable the hat switch, not something i've done myself...
which desktop are you using?
please run psinfo command -> upload generated system report to pastebin.com and link here
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Re: Newbie with a specific problem

Post#3 by rik^^ » 22 May 2015, 19:04

ah ty for the reply ive given up all hope. in the end i just ripped it off the keyboard so all is well, btw do you guys have a live chat if i have a quick question ? im just not the most patient person tbh ;p

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Re: Newbie with a specific problem

Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 22 May 2015, 23:04

in the end i just ripped it off the keyboard
an old fashioned hardware solution :)
do you guys have a live chat
theres IRC http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=porteus&uio=d4
and the mini-chat at the top of the forum
no guarantees youll get a quick reply... ;)
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