Touchpad

Damon L. Chesser damon at damtek.com
Wed Jul 30 18:43:12 CDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 19:15 -0400, J. Epperson wrote:
> On Wed, July 30, 2008 16:26, Pastor JW wrote:
> > On Wednesday 30 July 2008 01:07:48 pm Jose_Reyes-DeChouden at dell.com wrote:
> >> How can I get my touchpad to work correctly. I have a 1530 with the
> >> latest version of Ubuntu. External mouse works fine,but touchpad is
> >> erratic.
> >
> > Wish I could find a way to turn the touch pad off.  I even tried to tape a
> > cardboard over it!
> >
> 
> They drive me nuts, too.  There's a place in the Latitude D600 bios that
> you can turn it off completely, on completely, or off when mouse is
> attached.  Works fine with Fedora and XP, dunno about Ubuntu but since
> it's hardware setting, I presume it would work with any OS.  I turn it off
> completely.  Look for that in your bios if you just want to get rid of it
> instead of being able to toggle it.

Again, you can do all of this through the software, if you wish and at
will, with out rebooting.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=271052&highlight=disable
+touchpad+while+typing amongst others

HTH
> 
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