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Old 09-22-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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Disable trackpad


i've got Gentoo 2004.1, and i've already installed everything, compiled the kernel, and everything works great

except....

my trackpad. i don't like it. when im typing, it will jump around and sometimes place my cursor back in the middle of whatever im typing, so that im now typing in the middle of the paragraph! if you can't follow that sentence, im sorry, i know its a bit confusing, but anyway...

how do i disable the trackpad without re-compiling the kernel?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:51 PM   #2
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my 2 (uninformed) cents:

you could try looking for an option in your XF86Config/xorg.conf file in the "InputDevice" section that refers to your trackpad e.g.

Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" # trackpad

and comment it out, like

#Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" # trackpad

then restart X.


caid

*EDIT: i believe you can also download 3rd party proggies that will handle trackpad stuff.

Last edited by caid; 09-22-2004 at 11:00 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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in my xorg.conf there's only one input device for mouse, and i think that is my USB mouse. i don't want to get rid of that!
 
Old 09-23-2004, 09:05 PM   #4
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