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IBM UltraNav

IBM UltraNav

The classic integrated pointing device in Thinkpads was always a trackpoint. With the T30 IBM introduced UltraNav, a combination of both the classical ThinkPoint coupled with a programmable touchpad. The technology for this combined pointing device comes from Synaptics. The TouchPad features all kind of customizable ways of input, from standard pointing over scrolling by movement along the edges, tap zones, to ignoring accidential touches.

Linux Support

Both the TrackPoint and the TouchPad work with the standard ps2/psaux driver of linux kernels.

To get advanced configurability for the touchpad working there are several drivers for Synaptics TouchPads available for X:

To get advanced configurability for the TrackPoint, look at the TrackPoint kernel patch.

Models featuring UltraNav