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Re: I can't disable my touchpad again...



On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 12:11 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 13:54 -0500, Bob Barrett wrote:
> > Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > > Something happened with the recent updates such that my touchpad is
> > > operational again.  I don't want it to be operational because I
> > > frequently seem to accidentally move the mouse when I type.
> > >
> > > Prior to this I disabled the mouse by adding the following to my
> > > xorg.conf file:
> > >
> > > Section "InputDevice"
> > >     Identifier     "Synaptics"
> > >     Driver         "synaptics"
> > >     Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> > >     Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
> > >     Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
> > >     Option         "SHMConfig" "on"
> > > EndSection
> > >
> > > For some reason this section has now been commented out. Why would that
> > > be ?
> > >
> > > Back in Fedora 8, I used ksynaptics to control my touchpad.   What is
> > > its status these days ?
> > >
> > > How do I once again disable my touchpad ?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > >
> > >   
> > On my HP laptop, there's an on/off switch at the top of the mouse pad
> > in the surrounding trim strip. It's hard to see, but I can feel it.
> > 
> > Your's may have a hardware switch, somewhere.
> 
> My laptop DOES have a hardware switch, but the OS isn't recognizing it.
> I'd love to be able to control the on/off of my touchpad with the
> switch.
> 
> I logged this as a bug back in October.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466016
> 
> Thus far it hasn't been acted on.
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this may (or may not) make you feel better...

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=480573

I got the distinct impression that your report was acted upon and that
he thought it was a hal issue.

Craig


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