I would like to update this for two reasons: #1 to provide the latest driver packages and what I have discovered, #2 to clarify a few things to one-time-registrations exclusively to send me PMs about drivers for the SK-8845.
Here is a download to the *latest* Lenovo SK-8845 specific driver:http://ibmfiles.com/ibmfiles/peripheral ... rivers.zip
Here is the download to the *latest* UltraNav driver (which is the one I recommend, read below):http://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds019164
I was able to install the *latest* ThinkPad UltraNav driver on the SK-8845 as Lenovo's driver also runs Synaptics devices. The driver is actually a package (partly) developed for IBM/Lenovo on behalf of Synaptics. And Synaptics manufactures all trackpoints. What you need to do is manually point the SK-8845 to the UltraNav package, and then the UltraNav driver will switch into 'Synaptics' mode and run the SK-8845 just fine
. Yes, the UltraNav driver has different modes, depending on what 'UltraNav' it sees-- I found this out after hooking up an SK-8845 to a ThinkPad--which caused the driver to change modes and stop working for my ThinkPad, but worked fine on the SK-8845.
ThinkPad Edge laptops also operate on the 'Synaptics' mode like the SK-8845, whereas a regular T series ThinkPad uses the more deluxe Lenovo branded portion of the driver. The TouchStyk implementation is less 'precise'.
**To the people who register to thinkpads.com ONLY to send me a one-off private message about asking for help on the SK-8845 regarding drivers. I sort of don't like the ethics behind it as you're using my private mailbox for technical support on an issue without contributing anything to the thinkpads community
(since you don't care
about the community, you just want your personal issue fixed). If you have no desire to contribute to the thinkpads community and just want to send me PMs without ever posting anything, forget it. The forum was not exclusively designed as a private messaging system.**
Normally I wouldn't have a problem with this, it's just *so many* one-offs are sending me PMs about the SK-8845. So they waste resources on the forum and leave soon as their problem is resolved. One person even told me to EMAIL
them as they wouldn't be looking at their private messages on the forum after they sent the message. Anyone who wants help on their SK-8845, please publicly reply to this thread, don't send me any more one-off PMs.