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Ok Mandrake users. This is driving me F#$%ing nuts! I ever so badly want to disable my touch pad on my laptop from "clicking" when I tap it. My hand always seems to accidently slide accross it or something and it clicks somewhere else on another window or something. I want to throw this notebook against the damn floor. Please oh please tell me this is possible and tell me how to do it!
Oh, I also use an external USB Logitech mouse when the laptop is at home. Not sure if this information will be needed.
this is gonna be a diffcult task, when laptop manufactory buy those touch pad from other company, it came with a driver (just like every other drivers u got for ur hardware)
that driver is specialy design for control the touch pad behavior. i'm not good with hardware and drivers, but i understand there are additional lines on the code u can edit to turn the touch pad on and off.
now.... base on what u've been saying, i think ur touch pad can recongize some general ps/2 setting, such as right click, left click, x and y coord. can you disable mandrake ps/2 mouse. and use mouse from USB port?
i don't think your touch pad mouse would recongize USB driver...
(just trying to shot from the dark, hope it'll help)
you'll have to try to find out what the module name is. As root in console run
lsmod then see if you see something that would be for your touch pad. You might try searching what modulename it is on the net. then as root to unload it do
rmmod modulename and then to reload it do as root
You might try man rmmod to see what all options you have there.
Mmmm. I think I've found my mouse module for my touchpad, but it says unable to unload device is busy... do i have to start up mandrake without x? or is there a way to shutdown x then rmmod at console as root?