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    Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    Quote Originally Posted by wladicus View Post
    Are there any new suggestions?
    Have you tried this tip?
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    Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    Touchpads are the devils work. Why not just turn the silly thing off all together and get a mouse.

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    SOLVED * FINALLY * Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    Quote Originally Posted by mali2297 View Post
    Have you tried this tip?
    THANKS A MILLION mali2297. I am typing this note with the touchpad disabled and its WONDERFUL! I am glad you found this and especially grateful that you passed it on to me.

    I managed to work out a detailed HOW TO for setting up a shortcut key version of this can be found in the last post at the following link:
    Thank you again,
    walt
    Last edited by wladicus; September 21st, 2008 at 03:45 AM. Reason: Added URL for HOW TO on shortcut key version.
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    Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    I put this little script (called "tp") on the launch bar ("tp 0") at the top of my gnome screen to toggle the touchpad on/off:

    #!/bin/bash

    # Touchpad Switch
    # It requires SHMConfig enabled as described in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sy...hpad#shmconfig

    TpadStatus=`synclient -l | awk '/TouchpadOff/ { print $3 }'` #0 means On, 1 means Off
    if [ "$TpadStatus" -eq "0" ]
    then
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    echo "Touchpad now disabled"
    else
    synclient TouchpadOff=0
    echo "Touchpad now enabled"
    fi

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    Lightbulb Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    Apparently, in Intrepid Ibex our xorg.conf isn't used that much anymore.

    I got Gsynaptics to work by doing as suggested here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sy...hpad#shmconfig
    which is using hal rather than xorg.conf.

    That didn't help me with my quest for two-finger tapping, but maybe it helps you (or anybody who walks by)...

    Greetings,
    kybKenny

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    Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    Quote Originally Posted by Calmatory View Post
    I am having the exact same problem, except that I don't really need that software, as I was able to disable the double tap from System->Preferences->Mouse->Touchpad.
    Thanks, nice one.
    Dell Inspiron 531, AMD Athlon X2 64, 2GB ram, Trendnet wireless PCI - Atheros chip.

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    Re: How to turn off or disable touchpad tap

    Quote Originally Posted by cnymike View Post
    I installed gsynaptics and then when I went to the mouse control panel I got an error that it GSynaptics could not not initialize. That I have to set SHMCongif in xorg.conf to true or XF86Config to use GSynaptics.

    I opened xorg.conf and did not see any SHMConfig.

    I'm stuck.
    I had this problem....rebooted and it's working fine.

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