SlimBlade Trackball Mouse and Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha

Here's some good news! The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse connects to Ubuntu 9.

Here's some good news! The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse connects to Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 4 with no trouble, and it reconnects automatically after reboots, which none of the other Linux distributions I have tested were able to do - including Ubuntu 8.10. That makes the SlimBlade a lot more convenient to use. Also, it appears that when the SlimBlade is connected, the built-in touchpad in the HP 2133 is automatically disabled, which I really like.

jw 20/2/2009

Correction. Sigh. The touchpad isn't being disabled when the bluetooth mouse is connected. It isn't working at all! Apparently I hadn't noticed, because I always had a USB mouse connected. I just checked the Ubuntu bugs, and it has already been logged, and will certainly be fixed long before the final 9.04 release. Sorry about the misinformation.