Ticket #4183 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Mouse pad jumpy and rebounding when wet?

Reported by: MitchellNCharity Owned by: mlj
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: hardware Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Action Needed: Verified: no
Deployments affected: Blocked By:


616 q2c28 B4. I was out in the cool humid mist/drizzle all afternoon today, and the mouse cursor was jumpy and rebounding as I have come to expect in those conditions.

See http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/2804#comment:34 for further details.

This ticket is an alternate classification of #2804. That ticket classifies it as Component 'x window system', and Milestone 'First Deployment, V1.0'.

If the problem is instead, as I have always assumed, a hardware issue, then that classification could be most unfortunate, hiding the problem until after MP. So I create this ticket.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by jg

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to wontfix

Capacitive touchpads really don't like water. Doesn't matter if they are Alps, or synaptics. Just try wetting your finter sometime....

Inherent in the beasts...

Changed 7 years ago by MitchellNCharity

That leaves me unclear on how to proceed. #2804 is an open ticket, and a reoccuring problem, but some things which look exactly like #2804 are inherently expected.

Perhaps a note could be added to #2804, describing under what conditions an occurance should be considered a bug instance?

For example, I right now have the 'jump on touch' failure mode. Everything is dry, but it's cold and moderately humid (50F, 62%), and my finger has a bit of salami grease. I now have no idea whether this is an instance of #2804, or a known characteristic of the touchpad. If there was a note, which didn't mention grease or temperature, and had say a 80% humidity threshold, it would be clear how to classify the event, and I could decide whether to debug this instance.

Changed 6 years ago by gregorio

  • milestone deleted

Milestone Never Assigned deleted

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