View Full Version : [ubuntu] Disabling touchpad issue with script I'm using

October 28th, 2010, 05:16 AM

I've been trying to find a nice neat way to make a script to help disable and re-enable my notebook's touchpad. I stumbled on a way to do it while searching in here, but with the script I made it has a issue.

While the script does disable the touchpad when used as a panel icon, if I use the keyboard, the touchpad is re-enabled again. Defeating the whole point.

I have a HP notebook with a PS/2 Synaptics touchpad. I've included the script and the links to the resources I used to do this with.

This is the Shmconfig option I enabled:


Also, I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.

Thanks for any help anyone can provide me.