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June 16th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on as Asus 1015PN laptop using Samsung LCD tv as external (main) dispaly.
The laptop sits behind the tv and I want to close it.

I have used mint, kubuntu, ubuntu 10 with same hardware without this issue.

When I close the lid, the display blinks but settles quickly, then the mouse starts moving 50-200 pixels at a time in different directions. I can click things if I'm really quick to click after hovering.

Anyway, I disabled Mouse Clicks and Scrolling in the Touchpad section of Mouse properties. Didn't help.

Is that the way to disable the touchpad? (surprised there isn't a single checkbox to disable it). Or can this issue be addressed without this "bandaid" solution?

btw, the laptop display is disabled via nVidia xserver settings


June 19th, 2012, 01:54 AM

June 21st, 2012, 11:57 PM
very frustrating

July 17th, 2012, 08:08 PM
Mine presses Ctrl + T and other buttons so i have mine locking screen when lid is closed, else i am presented with a crap load of new tabs etc..., in my case i has to be hardware wise, i have used 10.04, 10.10, 12.04 & mint 13, all have the same issue.

July 18th, 2012, 09:24 PM
what's the model of your laptop?

July 19th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Well thought the tread title was enough :p, also a 1015PN, it has been pressing those buttons from when i got it (second-hand), well it is not "pressing" them, can see plenty of clearance between buttons and screen when lid is closed

It never fails when screen is closed it presses CTRL + T and such, but my "fix" has been to enable lock screen when lid is closed.

Wish i knew why it does that but the "fix" was easy so i get by.

Side Note: mine is not stock anymore, have beefed up cooling and have added 6 Cells more to the battery (so now it has 12 2.2Ah Cells), runtime is 5-6 hours with no powersaving, full brightness and moderate-to-high usage, also i never got on the optimus thing, would be fun to see how long it will stay on power, but for now i enjoy 3.5Hours+ Minecraft, Flatout 2 or other "demanding" games on battery power.