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ihavenoname
May 6th, 2008, 07:59 PM
I'm on a dell inspiron 640m
my touch pad is exhibiting really sensative behavior. By that I mean while I am typing my touch pad will click on something else and change the focus away from the place where I am typing. This is a common thing with most linux things, however usually I can deal with it using ksynaptics or something like that. However ksynaptics is not in the repos and gstnaptics doesn't work. Any ideas?

Tiede
May 6th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Try using the new mouse locking feature in Hardy.
Right-click an a panel, select add to panel, and select the mouse grabbing tool. (my sysyem is in french, so the name might change...) There should be a mouse icon next to it.
whenever you are typing a doc, just click on the green area. It'll turn red and 'grab' your mouse until you click again.

You probably are experiencing this because your arm and/or palm is passing on the touchpad surface. That is why the grabber is cool.

ihavenoname
May 6th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Try using the new mouse locking feature in Hardy.
Right-click an a panel, select add to panel, and select the mouse grabbing tool. (my sysyem is in french, so the name might change...) There should be a mouse icon next to it.
whenever you are typing a doc, just click on the green area. It'll turn red and 'grab' your mouse until you click again.

You probably are experiencing this because your arm and/or palm is passing on the touchpad surface. That is why the grabber is cool.

I'm on KDE, so I don't think this applies. Thanks for the info though.

Tiede
May 6th, 2008, 08:38 PM
oops! my bad. Unfortunately. I don't spend that much time on KDE to know what an alternative would be. Anyone else to the rescue? :)

Orion2000za
May 20th, 2008, 11:48 AM
I'm on KDE, so I don't think this applies. Thanks for the info though.

If you go look for qsynaptics homepage you will find that the developer has discontinued both q- and ksynaptics. Instead he has put together a "hack" (his words) called Touchfreeze that is supposed to basically just delay the reaction from the touchpad. Should work in either KDE and Gnome.

Have just installed it but not really tried it out yet.

Shane10101
May 20th, 2008, 11:23 PM
I have touchfreeze running, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. It doesn't look like there's an entry for the touchpad in my xorg.conf, though. I'm guessing this is the problem, but I'm not sure how to fix it! Could someone give me a hand?

I'm using an Averatec 3715. My Logitec mouse is showing up in the hardware configuration (hardDrake), & my current xorg.conf follows:

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-55
VertRefresh 40-70

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "VIA Technologies Inc."
BoardName "OpenChrome"
Driver "openchrome"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

[snip]

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection