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longshanks67
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cursor wander and scrolling problem

Post by longshanks67 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:39 am

hi,
I am running a dual boot on my laptop with Windows 7 and Mint cinnamon 19.1, my problem only exists within mint and is cursor wander when typing where text repositions itself elsewhere within my typed sentences where I have to go back and correct my typing. There is also a scrolling problem ie the scrolling speed is very slow and jerky and sometimes static,I have adjusted the keyboard settings but no improvement. Having said all this there has been no problem with cursor wander whilst typing this question but the scrolling problem is still there.
some help and advice please.

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Re: cursor wander and scrolling problem

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:10 am

I've experienced the 1st problem before with the cursor jumping, try going into the touchpad settings and there'll be a setting there to turn off the touchpad while typing.

Dunno about the scrolling, you need to post moresystem info. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/passte the text output here (no screenshots plz):

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz

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Re: cursor wander and scrolling problem

Post by I2k4 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:04 am

Might help if you clarify whether the problem is with all software or only the browser, and whether "scrolling" problem is with software scroll bars, scroll edges of the laptop track pad, or a mouse wheel. Could be different things, system, hardware or particular programs.
TRUST BUT VERIFY any advice from anybody, including me. M18.3 XFCE (Dell 1520) 64 bit. Dual booting M19.1 XFCE / W7 (Acer netbook) and M19.1 Cinnamon / W7 (Lenovo desktop) 64 bit. Persistent live USB pretesting M19.2 Cinnamon and XFCE.

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Re: cursor wander and scrolling problem

Post by longshanks67 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:53 am

hi, this cursor problem happens with both my browsers Firefox and Chrome the cursor does not always stay on the selected icon ie the close button on a web page it drifts away and is difficult to guide it back, there is no problem on this Mint forum page though it does what it's told and my typing is normal. step outside onto any other website and if I am trying to type a comment or reply on other forums the cursor will at times reposition itself and I find typed in words repositioning in between already typed lines of text. Scrolling using the up down arrows is jerky and at times non responsive. As already stated this is a dual boot system Mint and Win 7 pro no problem with Win 7 just mint.
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Brian

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Re: cursor wander and scrolling problem

Post by longshanks67 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:36 am

As required,
System: Host: brian-Latitude-E6420 Kernel: 4.15.0-48-generic x86_64
bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu3)
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6420 v: 01 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 032T9K v: A01 serial: <filter>
BIOS: Dell v: A21 date: 11/14/2013
Battery BAT0: charge: 82.4 Wh 95.7% condition: 86.1/97.2 Wh (89%)
model: LGC-LGC3.0 DELL 5DN1K67 status: Discharging
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-2520M (-MT-MCP-)
arch: Sandy Bridge rev.7 cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9977
clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 815 MHz 2: 931 MHz 3: 823 MHz
4: 830 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GF119M [NVS 4200M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6
drivers: modesetting,nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.07hz
OpenGL: renderer: NVS 4200M/PCIe/SSE2
version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Def. Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-3 Dell driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 002-003
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-48-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville)
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 5080 bus-ID: 00:19.0
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (8.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_860 size: 500.1GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 183G used: 40G (24%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:55C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 205 Uptime: 12 min Memory: 1391.8/3823.8MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.3.56
brian@brian-Latitude-E6420:~$

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