Problem with keyboard/touchpad disable
I haven't posted a problem in a while, but I guess its because I didn't notice it until now. I noticed recently that if I disable my touchpad using the button on the top of it, it will disable my keyboard and I'm unable to type, however I'm still able to do a ctrl + alt + delete keystroke to restart my computer. The laptop that I am using is an HP Pavillion dv7-3060US running Ubuntu 10.04LTS.
I'm not sure if this is a bug or a result of some sort of incorrect configuration on my part, but I hope to have it fixed so as not to deal with it in the future.
Also, while I'm on the topic, is there any easy way to disable the touchpad while I'm typing so as not to have it move around if my thumb accidentally brushes it? I know I've seen a few blog posts but they did not work for me.
Thanks for any and all help,
Laptop HP Pavillion dv7-3060US running Linux Mint 14 x64 (Cinnamon Desktop)