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Old 08-24-2005, 06:42 PM   #1
oDin420
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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.

Last edited by oDin420; 08-24-2005 at 06:46 PM.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
ag2uki
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I have same problem too! 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 .
Oo... ya.. but, we have to load synaptics driver to xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Module"
...
Load "synaptics"

Good Luck



regards
Agus Dwi Basuki
 
Old 08-24-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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i love you...that worked.

but

the track stick still works.

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

thanks.
 
Old 08-26-2005, 10:17 PM   #4
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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 ?
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:52 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by ag2uki

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 ?
8-|
ok...so how do i do that?
 
  


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