Comment 373 for bug 606238

Kalle Elmér (kallee) wrote :

I'm using the psmouse driver on a Dell Inspiron 17R SE and it makes the touchpad work as an actual touchpad and not just a mouse. However, I'm experiencing a significant amount of backlash. By this, I mean that when reversing the direction of movement the cursor will remain still for some time before it actually moves again. The behavior is very similar to the mechanical concept of backlash, which is nicely explained in this Wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlash_%28engineering%29

Could this be a flaw in the driver or in some other part of the software system? Is it just a property of my hardware? I have noticed the exact same behavior on a Fujitsu Lifebook with an ALPS touchpad that also works with this driver.