||06-11-2008 06:03 AM
Small shell script to get trackpad operating at startup
I am a Mac user and a newcomer to Linux, and I recently made my PowerBook G4 a dual boot with the latest version of Ubuntu (8.04). While most of my hardware was recognized properly, my trackpad wasn't, and although there is a trackpad entry in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, it does not automatically enable the tap feature. I can do this after each startup at the Terminal with "sudo trackpad tap", but I would like this to be done automatically. A colleague suggested I write a simple shell script to do this, but the question is how to write it so that I don't have to password-enable it after the boot sequence. Is there a way to do this as root and a place to put it where a password isn't requested? If not, if I write a simple text file with "sudo trackpad tap" in it, where would it go and would that result in a simple password request after the boot sequence. Note: I have never written a script of any kind before.