October 12, 2011 6:59 PM PDT
To use a GUI - open up the package manager (add/remove software in the configure panel) or click on Go-Preferences-Synaptic package Manager.
Then search for gpointing-device-settings and install that package. It will give you a GUI to adjust various touchpad/mouse settings.
It will create a menu entry under preferences called "pointing devices".
Let me know how it goes...tks
March 12, 2012 3:08 PM PDT
This be the only mouse area (I think) so here goes: mouse pointer on Lenovo IdeaPad S10 hangs, whether the integrated keyboard pad, or the USB-attached mouse, usually only a few minutes into a session. Nothing seems to shake it loose short of a reboot each time, which is not good. I have changed mice twice with same result. Could be the IdeaPad but this was not an issue with Ubuntu 11.10. Thoughts?
March 12, 2012 3:59 PM PDT
mmm I will have to look further into that one...There have been some recent mouse discussions. Did you find the thread that discusses how to launch the mouse pointer application. I assume you have played with those settings yes? (I presume yes)
Also Jupiter (the lightning bolt in the panel) can be clicked and if the integrated pad is detected you can disable it there. Might want to try that and see if it keeps your normal USB one alive a while longer. Also I have seen some discussions about xorg having issues with some lenovo s10's, so maybe we need to look further into that.
March 13, 2012 3:25 PM PDT
OK, I had the gpointing devices enabled, but I did go in and disable the integrated pad and that so far seems to have done the trick, many thanks, sir. BTW, wireless came up instantly, and then to my astonishment once again with Linux as opposed to The Other O.S., I went to add our MFP and that, too, came up instantly and printed a test page. Fah out, as we used to say in suburban 60s Boston area...
March 13, 2012 3:38 PM PDT
Excellent David...good to hear good news. :)
Also again you should be able to disable and enable the integrated pad via Jupiter (the lighting bolt in the panel) under the "device control" menu if it detects it. Just a little quicker than having to go to the menu.