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    need help for thinkpad

    i'm an absolute unconditional newbie to ubuntu and linux. i was infuriated by vista and am trying it out...
    i have 2 problems so far:
    1.how do i get the middle button on my thinkpad to work for scrolling?
    2.i have an LG external CD/DVD writer that doesn't work. Are there any drivers that i can get?
    please help...i need step by step instructions. assume i know nothing.
    thanksssssss

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    Re: need help for thinkpad

    What model thinkpad? Middle button works just fine on my T30.
    One odd thing about mine is I have to give it about 10 seconds after I login then double click one of the upper touch pad buttons, Then all works normally after that.

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    Re: need help for thinkpad

    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to...the_TrackPoint

    should have all ya need there for trackpoint. Any questions just ask.

    Not sure about your external burner though, not once in my life have i used one...
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