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Old 03-01-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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looking for a enable/disable mouse command to X

I'm using a laptop and it is really frustrating when I'm writing, to click on the touchpad mouse (by accident of course) with my palm, so I wonder if there is a command to enable or/and disable mouse in X?

I don't want to restart the X session or anything, just want to be able to type a command and get rid of the mouse or be able to use the mouse again.

And no, I don't want to configure the mouse so that I can't left-click with the touchpad, when I'm using the mouse, I like that feature.

Old 03-02-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
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Are you using redhat/fedora?
Then you can try "service gpm stop"
Old 03-03-2005, 11:00 AM   #3
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No, I'm using CRUX. Is there no other way? Maybe send stuff to X in some weird way?


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