Linux-Desktops Digest, Vol 23, Issue 34

Ian ixb at videotron.ca
Thu Jul 31 08:51:08 CDT 2008


In Ubuntu system preferences/mouse/touchpad you can enable/disable the
use of the touchpad, or the use of double clicks on the touchpad.  

Ian Brown

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>    1. Touchpad  (Jose_Reyes-DeChouden at Dell.com)
>    2. Re: Touchpad (Boris Epstein)
>    3. Re: Touchpad (Pastor JW)
>    4. Re: Touchpad (Bob Clay)
>    5. Re: Touchpad (Damon L. Chesser)
>    6. RE: Touchpad (Jose_De_La_Rosa at Dell.com)
>    7. Re: Touchpad (J. Epperson)
>    8. Re: Touchpad (Damon L. Chesser)
>    9. Re: Touchpad (O. Sinclair)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:07:48 -0500
> From: <Jose_Reyes-DeChouden at Dell.com>
> Subject: Touchpad 
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> 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. 
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> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:18:16 -0400
> From: "Boris Epstein" <borepstein at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Touchpad
> To: Jose_Reyes-DeChouden at dell.com
> Cc: linux-desktops at lists.us.dell.com
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> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 4:07 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.
> >
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> Is it erratic under other OS's as well? (I don't know if you tested
> for that.) If it is maybe it is just erratic period?
> 
> Mine is a bit erratic (I've got a Dell Vostro).
> 
> Boris.
> 
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:26:18 -0700
> From: Pastor JW <pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org>
> Subject: Re: Touchpad
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
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> 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!  
> 
> -- 
> 73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n>< ? PDGA# 35276
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:30:24 -0700
> From: Bob Clay <bob at ieee.org>
> Subject: Re: Touchpad
> To: Pastor JW <pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org>
> Cc: linux-desktops at dell.com
> Message-ID: <4890CF60.3000207 at ieee.org>
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> http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/03/24/disable-synaptics-touchpad/
> 
> Circa 7/30/2008 1:26 PM 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!  
> >
> >   
> 
> 
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> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:33:21 -0400
> From: "Damon L. Chesser" <damon at damtek.com>
> Subject: Re: Touchpad
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
> Message-ID: <1217450001.19914.17.camel at dam-main.damtek.org>
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> On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 13:26 -0700, 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!  
> 
> Take a look at synaptics ie, Google synaptics touchpad configuration.
> You CAN turn it off while the keyboard is being used automaticaly.  This
> might also fix any "erratic" behavior you might be seeing.  For a quick
> start take a look at /usr/share/doc/x-input-devices (I think)  If it is
> not there, then just apt-get install synaptics <<notice the "s"??).
> 
> HTH
> > 
> > -- 
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> Damon L. Chesser
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> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:34:51 -0500
> From: <Jose_De_La_Rosa at Dell.com>
> Subject: RE: Touchpad
> To: <pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org>,
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> Go under Settings -> Mouse (not sure about exact menu options), there is a tab for Touchpad and an option to disable it.
> 
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-desktops-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-desktops-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Pastor JW
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:26 PM
> To: linux-desktops
> Subject: Re: Touchpad
> 
> 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!  
> 
> -- 
> 73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n>< ? PDGA# 35276
> http://the-inner-circle.org
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the_original_inner_circle
> http://h.webring.com/hub?ring=universalministr
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> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 19:15:24 -0400 (EDT)
> From: "J. Epperson" <Dell at epperson.homelinux.net>
> Subject: Re: Touchpad
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
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> 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.
> 
> 
> 
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> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 19:43:12 -0400
> From: "Damon L. Chesser" <damon at damtek.com>
> Subject: Re: Touchpad
> To: linux-desktops at dell.com
> Message-ID: <1217461392.19914.30.camel at dam-main.damtek.org>
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> 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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