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  1. Poll: Re: [HOWTO] Automatically disable touchpad when external mouse connected

    It sounds like either toggleTouchpad is not in your path, or possibly named slightly differently. In terminal try

    echo $PATH
    and make sure that the directory you have placed toggleTouchpad in...
  2. [all variants] Anyone particularly experienced writing hal rules?

    I am looking for a more or less foolproof way to identify any external mouse through a hal rule, but I'm not exactly where to start. Any ideas?
  3. Poll: Re: [HOWTO] Automatically disable touchpad when external mouse connected

    Interesting. What kind of mouse is it? It shouldn't be changing addresses as far as I'm aware. I am attempting to work out a way to identify all pointing devices so that the configuration will be...
  4. Poll: Re: [HOWTO] Automatically disable touchpad when external mouse connected

    Glad it works! I agree about why you like Linux so much, the community and ability to share my work (as well as reaping the benefits of everyone else's work) is one of the main things that keeps...
  5. Poll: Re: [HOWTO] Automatically disable touchpad when external mouse connected

    I'm glad to help! You are absolutely right about the rmdir, I was not thinking when I wrote that section, and it has been edited to be correct now.



    It would depend on the mouse and what kinds...
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    [ubuntu] Re: external mouse and touchpad

    Don't know if this helps, but I recently wrote a tutorial that may solve your problem. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1629433
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    [ubuntu] Re: can I install kde from kubuntu cd?

    I'm going to have to agree with msjones, my experience with KDE was this: very pretty, but frustrating to use because of speed and difficulty to configure properly.
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Halevt and permissions, commands running but not correctly

    Solved here!
  9. Poll: [HOWTO] Automatically disable touchpad when external mouse connected

    Introduction:
    If you're like me, you hate using your touchpad when you could be using an external mouse. If you're like me you also have a habit of disabling your touchpad when using a mouse, and...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    Working script and config file below, as well as the command I used to launch it successfully!

    Command:

    halevt -c /home/brendon/.halevt.xml

    Config file (.halevt.xml):


    <?xml...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    Genius! This got me to thinking, what if I simply wait a couple seconds or so after the mouse is detected to change the touchpad state? I seem to be having success now, and I'm just playing with it...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    Good to know. Thanks for the help!
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    Hmmm... you are correct. Do you have any idea why this is true?
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    Lol. My script has always worked when run from terminal. Running the commands you posted from terminal (in a script) works as well. The only time it is not working is when halevt runs it, which is...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    Ok, so it seems that stderr is missing. Here is the output with the above changes:



    DISPLAY is :0.0
    uid=1000(brendon) gid=1000(brendon)...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    On my machine this results in the following output:


    Device Enabled (125): 0
    Device Enabled (125): 0
    Device Enabled (125): 0
    Device Enabled (125): 0
    Device Enabled (125): 0
    Device Enabled...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    Those are great questions... unfortunately I have no idea. Any suggestions on how to find out the answers?
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    I actually have mine set to a keyboard shortcut as well, but would like to automate it even more.
  19. [SOLVED] Writing a script and running into permissions issues.

    So I recently wrote a script that toggles my laptop's touchpad on or off using xinput, and it works beautifully when run from terminal. I was attempting to set this script to auto-run whenever my...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Halevt and permissions, commands running but not correctly

    *Bump* -- Somehow this thread managed to make it all the way to page 12 in just a few hours... this is a busy forum!
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Halevt and permissions, commands running but not correctly

    Another polite bump.
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Halevt and permissions, commands running but not correctly

    *Polite bump*
  23. [SOLVED] Halevt and permissions, commands running but not correctly

    I recently decided to attempt to implement automatically disabling my laptop's touchpad when my external mouse is connected, and I am just about there. Unfortunately, what I suspect to be a...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Fresh install, no grub menu, Win7 missing but not overwritten

    Ok, this seems to be what I need to do. I'm going to give this a shot and then use Super Grub Disk to restore Grub. Hopefully I'll be back to mark the thread solved soon!
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Fresh install, no grub menu, Win7 missing but not overwritten

    Is it possible to repair grub without repairing the Windows MBR and then overwriting it?
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