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Solution It appears that kernel module psmouse providing PS/2 mouses support was interfering with usb mouses, for unidentified reason. Unload module to restore normal mouse behavior: gniewomir@gniewomir-ThinkPad-T420:~$ sudo modprobe -r psmouse Prevent module from loading: gniewomir@gniewomir-ThinkPad-T420:~$ sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...


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I stumbled on the solution from a friend who had a similar issue on an old Dell inspiron. The E540, and probably similar Thinkpad models, automatically turns off the wireless card when an ethernet cable/ usb modem is connected before boot. This functionality is fine for Windows where Fn + F8 actually toggles the hard block, but on linux it requires a ...


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Do: sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source Then reboot and let ubuntu load the brcmsmac driver if it does not load then you will need to remove brcmsmac and bcma driver's from the blacklist file like so: sudo sed 's/blacklist brcmsmac//' -i /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf sudo sed 's/blacklist bcma//' -i /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Then blacklist the ...


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I found the answer here, Disable Mouse Movement in Tap Zones on Synaptics Trackpad and I used: synclient AreaBottomEdge=4200 It worked perfectly fine with my laptop.


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I had multiple problems with installing ubuntu/xubuntu 14.04 on this laptop (Thinkpad t440p gt730m). I was able to install ubunut/xubuntu by adding option nomodeset to install option - see example link: How to set nomodeset GRUB2 before I've installed Ubuntu Unfortunately, after boot I wasn't able to use graphics properly (drivers were unable to load). ...



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