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



On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 15:15 -0500, Matthew Saltzman 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.
> 
> Or a BIOS switch.

There is no 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.

I find that a heavy handed approach for the problem at hand. Its time
for either the touchpad button or ksynaptics to just work.




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