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Touchpad goes nuts under Ultimate Edition

Postby tittiger » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:39 pm

hi!
I made another post about the cursor going nuts under Ultimate Edition. The only partial fix that I have found was under System -> Preferences -> Mouse touchpad tab select disable touchpad while typing.

That helps a little bit (I think) IMHO it need to variable time between the end of typing and the touchpad becoming active again.

The reason I am posting though is to ask about an app in the Ubuntu Software Center called GSynaptics.
Does it offer anything for my problem?

I also found another app not listed in the installer as of yet:
GPointingDeviceSettings http://live.gnome.org/GPointingDeviceSettings

TIA

Joe
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Re: Laptop issues. Boot loaders failed! HELP!!!

Postby Siren69 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:02 pm

Hi there.

Well, although I am not new with Ubuntu, I am definitely new with Ultimate and I LOVE It. <BREW>

However, a week or so after installing it, I began having the following two main issues (this has gone on for several months, now).

Upon attempt to boot, I get the infamous message:
"Reboot and select proper boot device or put media in the boot device and press any key"

NOTE: GRUB is my primary loader but I intend to change that. I have dual boot with Windows 7. I am using the Ultimate Edition live CD right now! Can't even get into Ubuntu OR Windows. Argh! :evil:

ALSO: Ever since I first installed Ubuntu 10.0 a while back, my windows drivers have been failing on me repeatedly, and the lovely "blue screen" AND "black screen" have reared their ugly heads at me; once every couple of weeks at first, now it's daily. :? :cry:

I am able to temporarily fix the boot device issue by editing the BIOS and resetting it to optimized default then changing it again to my settings. I already have my priority settings to CD, and not HD, so I know it's NOT that... This has gone on for months and it has become chronic. I have always been able to fix my own computers and I really don't want to take it to a specialist. But I am more familiar with software than hardware (I believe it's a hardware issue, but not too sure) and I am so frustrated that I just may consider it! :x :(

I have checked ALL drives and components and they are all healthy and working. My only thought now is that the HDD controller on the mobo may have broken some how, but I do not have a PCI IDE controller to test that.

Here are all the SPECS of my laptop that I can muster up:

Asus G73JH B1 - intel Core i7 1.73 GHz 64bit.
5 series/3400 series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI controller-- Mobile Intel HM55 Express + Intel Turbo Boost
500 7200RPM SATA HD (mounted) and
2 additional 250 GB HD's (not mounted) on seperate volumes (Total of 1 TB)
8 GB RAM
Integrated network card-- IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
1 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
8X DVD+/RW CD/BD-ROM
17.3" HD
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

HELP??!!?? :?: :?: :!: :!: :oops: :?

P.S. Do you think THIS--->http://www.darknet.org.uk/2010/11/tdl-aka-alureon-rootkit-now-infecting-64-bit-windows-7-platform/ may be the cause?? The blog states it's supposedly a new and virtually indestructible rootkit that changes the BIOS and MBR!!! Crap! Check it out and give me your input? I haven't seen a way to fix it, if this IS the issue! Sheesh!!
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