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    Oct 2005
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Dell Latitude Z 600

    The Dell Latitude Z 600 seems to work out of the box with 9.10. I've tested the basic hardware, the ethernet card, and the wireless. I was able to get Heroes of Newerth working by installing xorg-edgers (latest Intel graphics drivers).

    Update: I have discovered that the touchpad gets recognized as normal mouse and not as a synaptics touchpad (at least in 9.10). This is unfortunate because it means you can't do things like disable the touchpad while using the keyboard. The end result - if you are not careful with your hands, the pointer will often go crazy while you are using the keyboard. Fingers crossed that this gets resolved in a later release.

    Update: I finally figured out how to turn the touchpad off. In Preferences -> Startup Applications, I added a new application that runs:

    xinput set-int-prop "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse" "Device Enabled" 8 0

    I also added application launchers on my taskbar which can to turn it off and on. To turn it back on do:

    xinput set-int-prop "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse" "Device Enabled" 8 1
    Last edited by 5hundy; April 8th, 2010 at 11:03 PM.


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