Re: Acer Timeline 3810T
There's a few things that might be going on here. Firstly, are you running 9.10 or 9.04? 9.10 has a much newer touchpad driver.
Originally Posted by jimmy the saint
Secondly, there is now in Karmic a touchpad tweak you can try that is supposed to prevent cursor jumpiness. It's called JumpyCursorThreshold (there's a lot of howtos out there on getting this to work).
All that being said, this is my personal experience: I had a beautifully working touchpad until my 3810 went to the service centre for the recall. WHen it came back they had swapped some touchpad cable that caused it to start jumping around like mad and it was almost unuseable.
NOTE: I was however able to reproduce the same behavior on Vista which convinced them to swap it again and now it's working fine.
Conclusion: if you don't have issues on Vista, try some workarounds like the Synaptics option I posted above. If you get stuck I can of course give you a copy of my options file I just don't have it on hand. If you do have issues on Vista as well - get them to swap it for you!
Mine was crazy around the edges particularly, that's a good place to test.
Don't blame me, it's an IE problem.