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    Disconnecting touchpad when usb mouse is connected?

    First of all greetings to all linux users,

    I'm writing regarding a doubt i have about synaptic touchpad.
    Is it possible to disable the synaptic touchpad when and only when an usb mouse is detected?
    I have an ASUS G73 with a very sensitive touchpad + a bad configuration of the touchpad regarding the keyboard and all the newbie sudo apt-get update and upgrade possible to my person
    My knowledge of bash and linux is not enough to solve this problem so i ask you if a solution is possible
    The idea i get is of the possibility of getting the event USB_MOUSE_CONNECTED and then deactivate the synaptic touchpad. When the event USB_MOUSE_DISCONNECTED, the synaptic touchpad would be active again,
    I
    i do ask for apologize for not knowing the events in the kernel for an usb mouse connecting or disconnecting so i wrote in capital letters : \

    Best Regards to all ubuntu users

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    Re: Disconnecting touchpad when usb mouse is connected?

    See this and download the script:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1004591
    If you have questions about it ask them there so the script's creator can answer them.
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    Re: Disconnecting touchpad when usb mouse is connected?

    I actually did this very thing a few hours ago. It works terrifically (just make sure to edit the script to have the correct mouse; directions are inside it).

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    Re: Disconnecting touchpad when usb mouse is connected?

    No problems here for me. Add Maverick Meerkat to the list!

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    Re: Disconnecting touchpad when usb mouse is connected?

    Thanks for confirming that! I would post in the other thread so those users know too.
    --Corrytonapple----
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