I have been trying out elementary OS on a HP stream 11 laptop and it is working great, but what is the deal with the mouse pointer? I am using a USB corded mouse (but have also tried the trackpad) and the mouse pointer moves around as if it is skating on ice.

When I stop moving the mouse, the pointer keeps moving slightly until it finally stops. Why is it not stopping immediately after I stop moving the mouse?

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    Did you maybe try another mouse, or another surface? I'm not experiencing that problem. Aug 10, 2015 at 6:56
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    possible duplicate of How can I report an issue with elementary OS to the developers?
    – Rafael
    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:45
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it looks like a hardware issue
    – V_Pavel
    Aug 10, 2015 at 15:14
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    @Gabriel Adam wrote that he also tried his trackpad. It doesn't sound like a hardware problem...
    – Rafael
    Aug 10, 2015 at 17:23
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    I have to agree that if this has been tried with two input devices, it's not a hardware issue. Maybe still too specialised (unlikely to be answered if no-one can reproduce), but not hardware specific.
    – Lewis Goddard
    Aug 10, 2015 at 19:54

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try installing trackpad software, this solved my problem * cat /proc/bus/input/devices * I had to use a glidepoint driver

  • Could you add some more info describing the specific process you went through to get this new driver and so forth?
    – GDP2
    Nov 7, 2015 at 18:23
  • if u carefully check the output my output in the terminal. Mines looked like this N: Name="GlidePoint Virtual Touchpad" so I started looking for my specific driver for ubuntu 14.04 (as EOS Freya is based on) Nov 9, 2015 at 8:21
  • Ok, so I ran your command, grepping for touchpad drivers like so: $ cat /proc/bus/input/devices | grep -i touch. This was the output: N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad". Thus far, I haven't had too much luck on google for finding this software and the installation process thereof. Do you have any further advice on this?
    – GDP2
    Nov 14, 2015 at 1:45
  • synaptics touchpad driver linux ubuntu 14.04, googled for it, first one Nov 27, 2015 at 10:43
  • Sándor Bolla, thanks for the advice. I finally got around to doing this, and this synaptiks driver seems to have fixed the issue. +1
    – GDP2
    Jan 2, 2016 at 19:59

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