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oDin420 08-24-2005 06:42 PM

how do i disable the touchpad and use only usb mouse
 
i have an inspiron 4000. i picked it up at a garage sale for $30. it works fine. asside from a broken hinge and a damaged trackstick.

i installed ubunto 5.04 on it. went fine. every thing works except the trackstick/touchpad. when i type, i think because of the impact on the keypad, the pointer drifts away and i am not able to control it until i fiddle with the trackstick.

the trackstick is broken. there is no actual stick there.

what i want to do is disable the trackstick.

i have spent some time on google. and in these forums but, what i have found doesn't work or doesn't make sense.

i have commented out the sections in the xorg.conf file that refer to the touchpad/trackstick. but they both still work.

Code:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier        "Configured Mouse"
        Driver                "mouse"
        Option                "CorePointer"
        Option                "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option                "Protocol"                "ImPS/2"
        Option                "ZAxisMapping"                "4 5"
EndSection
#Section "InputDevice"
#        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
#        Driver          "synaptics"
#        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
#        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
#        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
#        Option                "HorizScrollDelta"        "0"
#EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier        "Default Layout"
        Screen                "Default Screen"
        InputDevice        "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice        "Configured Mouse"
#        InputDevice        "Synaptics Touchpad"

what i want to do it disable the trackstick and touchpad so that i can use only my usb mouse.

what do i have to do to disable it???

do you need anymore info?


thanks
aaron.

ag2uki 08-24-2005 10:44 PM

I have same problem too! :D But now, I know how I can disable it. We just have to set our touchpad as "CorePointer", and our USB mouse as "SendCoreEvents". But, we have to add the "TouchpadOff" option in touchpad section.
Code:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Configured Mouse" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Code:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier        "Configured Mouse"
        Driver                "mouse"
        #Option                "CorePointer"
        Option                "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option                "Protocol"                "ImPS/2"
        Option                "ZAxisMapping"                "4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        #Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option                "HorizScrollDelta"        "0"
        Option                "TouchpadOff"        "1"
        Option                "SHMConfig"            "on"
EndSection

Also, I added "SHMConfig" just in case i have to enable my touchpad on the fly using synclient command :D.
Oo... ya.. but, we have to load synaptics driver to xorg.conf
Code:

Section "Module"
...
Load "synaptics"


Good Luck



regards
Agus Dwi Basuki

oDin420 08-24-2005 11:31 PM

i love you...that worked.

but

the track stick still works.

anybody have an idea as to how i can disable it too?

thanks.

ag2uki 08-26-2005 10:17 PM

:D
did your track stick use your /dev/psaux ?
can we delete (or just rename it) this device to disable our hardware connected to /dev/psaux ? :D
8-|

oDin420 08-27-2005 01:52 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ag2uki
:D
did your track stick use your /dev/psaux ?
can we delete (or just rename it) this device to disable our hardware connected to /dev/psaux ? :D
8-|

ok...so how do i do that?
:scratch:


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