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Offline enoch

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TC on a laptop
« on: October 19, 2009, 03:42:22 AM »
The touchpad tapping is way to sensitive on a laptop is there a way to disable it?

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Re: TC on a laptop
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 03:52:26 AM »
Depending on what type of touchpad it is (eg alps, synaptics), you can change a bunch of parameters if you use the Xorg-7.4 extension.

If you use Xvesa, you might be able to disable the touchpad and use the pointing stick (this is what I do) by choosing the mouse parameters in.xsession.

On my machine:

Xvesa -br -screen 1280x800x32 -shadow -2button -mouse /dev/input/mouse0 -nolisten tcp -I 2>&1 > /dev/null  = pointing stick

Xvesa -br -screen 1280x800x32 -shadow -2button -mouse /dev/input/mouse1 -nolisten tcp -I 2>&1 > /dev/null = touchpad

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Re: TC on a laptop
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 04:05:05 AM »
Im using Xvesa with 1024x768x24 Synaptics touchpad would I enter this command in a terminal....changing the res numbers?

Xvesa -br -screen 1280x800x32 -shadow -2button -mouse /dev/input/mouse1 -nolisten tcp -I 2>&1 > /dev/null = touchpad
   

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Re: TC on a laptop
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 04:58:36 AM »
Is your synaptics touchpad a combination touchpad/pointing stick? My suggestion will only work if this is the case.

I would suggest checking that /dev/input/mouse0 and mouse1 exist.

If they do exist, editing the line starting with "Xvesa..." in ~/.xsession to look like this will disable the touchpad completely:
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Xvesa -br -screen 1024x768x24 -shadow -2button -mouse /dev/input/mouse1 -nolisten tcp -I 2>&1 > /dev/null
« Last Edit: October 20, 2009, 05:01:23 AM by Juanito »

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Re: TC on a laptop
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 09:21:53 AM »
the touchpad has a scroll pad on the right and a left and right click no stick.

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Re: TC on a laptop
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 10:00:05 AM »
In that case I believe you'll need the Xorg extension, the synaptics driver and an appropriate synaptics entry in xorg.conf

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Re: TC on a laptop
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 06:05:14 PM »
I think I turned mine off from bios.