Today i received a brand new laptop shipped to my home from my company. I opened it and booted it and immediately I realized something strange that I cant use the touchpad as no matter what I do the pointer would just drift randomly to one corner of the screen. I tried various options and I was surprised to see that even when I touch the sides of laptop that were not part of touchpad area the pointer would drift. I thought may be its the first boot and somehow using keyboard I finished the initial windows boot. But again after restart same issue.
I plugged in an external mouse and it would work fine. I tried using the joystick pointer and it would also drift.
I tried various options and then thought I got a lemon or something went weird in shipping. I read a forum about pressing Fn + F6 to disable joystick. I tried that and it worked like a charm.
WTF this is second issue I saw with Dell, not sure what their QA team tested before certifying the laptop. Anyways I work 90% using external mouse so I am ok.
I will anyways wipe windows clean and install ubuntu. Hoping I wont run into any more surprises.