I have been researching this problem since installing Hardy. I have done all the things suggested regarding
and System -> Preference -> Mouse, Go to Touchpad tab, uncheck "Enable Touchpad"
None of this has any effect on my touchpad, much less making it work better while typing (also, vertical scrolling does not work even though in xorg.conf it says it's enabled).
The only software that modifies the touchpad behavior is Mousetweaks pointer capture. That is sort of inconvenient, though, to have to take my hands from the home position.
Any ideas? I would love it if I could get syndaemon working (the following has no effect, even though it shows "Disable").
Here is part of my xorg.conf, just for reference.
$ syndaemon -i 3 -t -K
This is the thread I started for this issue: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=812128. I'll be looking back here, though, since this thread has so much activity.
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
# Option "MaxTapTime" "0"