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



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.

Or a BIOS switch.

Or see /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-synaptics.fdi.

HINT: Don't just modify that file.  Put the modified one
in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-synaptics.fdi, so that it won't be overwritten
by updates.

> 
> Bob
> 
> 
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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