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Post subject: Automatically switch off touchpad, if a mouse is plugged  PostPosted: 04.09.2011, 15:03



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In system settings I can find touchpad under lost and found.

Then the problem is when I select "Automatically switch off touchpad, if a mouse is plugged" it does not work.

Usually I use a mouse and that touchpad is very annoying.

Is there an other way to take it off the way when I use the mouse?

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Post subject: RE: Automatically switch off touchpad, if a mouse is plugged  PostPosted: 04.09.2011, 17:54



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I'm not on a laptop currently but I believe some laptops have this as a BIOS option as well. The relevant KDE package for this is kde-config-touchpad, which I assume you're using. There's also tpconfig and gpointing-device-settings.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.10.2011, 17:00



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I don't have access to bios thanks to HP Evil or Very Mad

But I did managed to "solve" the problem using the following script


      Code:
#!/bin/sh
 #!/bin/bash
 
if [ $(synclient -l | grep TouchpadOff | gawk -F '= ' '{ print $2 }') -eq 0 ]; then
   synclient TouchpadOff=1
else
   synclient TouchpadOff=0
fi


ctrl+shift+spacebar and the mouse goes off and on.
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 03.11.2011, 02:03



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I thought all laptops had a button to switch off and on the touchpad
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 04.11.2011, 12:14



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Mine has a "button" on the top left side of touchpad (integrated in touchpad) that does not work.
HP has drivers only for opensuse.
No other distribution utilizes that "key".
Any way ctrl+shift+space bar is quite easy to use.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 04.11.2011, 13:48
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      snvv wrote:
Mine has a "button" on the top left side of touchpad (integrated in touchpad) that does not work.

Does the key generates a keycode? (run 'xev' and press the key to see the info)
Have you choosen the right keyboard (dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration)?

If the key has a keycode you can assign it run your script if you want.

I have to add that i have an Acer which has such a key and sends keycodes but is handled correctly anyway - after choosing the correct keyboard configuration! The more interesting is the wlan-killbutton as it doesn't send keycodes and works, too…


Oh, and if you want it really to work automatically on mouse-plugged in/out have a look at udev and it's rules. It shouldn't be hard to write rules to run your script.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 04.11.2011, 18:05
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      Lat wrote:
I thought all laptops had a button to switch off and on the touchpad


i did too ... then my current laptop showed up ... it does NOT have a button to disable the touchpad.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 05.11.2011, 13:38



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Why should one want to disable touchpad of a laptop?
I do not have enable/disable button on ACERs,3 of them including of kids.

Never felt the need.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 05.11.2011, 16:54
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You want to disable it if you have another pointing device attached, or while you type longer text.
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