View Full Version : [ubuntu] Erratic cursor when typing in text boxes in 8.10

November 21st, 2008, 06:07 AM

I am a newcomer to Linux who recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell Latitude D630 laptop. It is a dual boot configuration with Windows XP. I have installed all available updates.

Everything is going smooth except for one thing. While I am typing text in a textbox (like I am doing now) the cursor may jump to a different position within the same textbox or to another textbox in the same window. When that happens the text I am typing ends up in the middle of the text I have already written. This does not happen in Windows so it is unlikely to be a hardware issue with the keyboard.

I noticed these problems after having installed Eclipse, but I hadn't done much typing before that so I am reluctant to believe Eclipse to be the source of the problem.

Any idea about the source of this problem and how it could be resolved?