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    How to: enable Toshiba Touchpad toggle on off function key

    I am running Ubuntu 7.10 Gusty on a Toshiba Tecra M7 tablet PC. The toggle fn key for my Synaptics Touchpad was not working correctly. I found several tutorials but none of them had all the pieces to enable the fn key properly.

    To enable the toggle switch that disables your keypad I will give you three simple steps.

    1. Enable xorg to modify touchpad on the fly.
    edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf by adding the {Option "SHMConfig"} line below.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Under Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    Option "SHMConfig"

    EndSection
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    After completing this step restart your xserver.
    <ctrl><alt><bksp>

    2. Download and unzip the files I have inlcuded.
    NOTE: you should read through any script anyone gives you to make sure it will not destroy your system when you run it.

    3. enter the following commands:
    sudo cp tosh-touchpad-toggle /etc/acpi/events
    sudo cp tosh-touchpad-toggle.sh /etc/acpi/

    Happy toggling
    That should be it. If you have any problems, feel free to send me a message.
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