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 Post subject: Helllp. Keyboard and touchpad problem
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:18 am 
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Lemme first say that this OS is the best flavour of Linux I've tried, particularly for this lil Acer Aspire One D255 netbook and the most user friendly.

However, I have two glaring problems I hadn't experienced in other distros before. I need help.

First and most pressing of all, the Mouse and Keyboard settings don't save. I can click Apply 'til the cows come home, but nothing ever happens. This is a real problem 'cause it means tap-to-click remains on and its sensitive as heck. While writing this, it has screwed my typing so much I've had to go back and check constantly and re-write. It's crazy, seems to pick up my thumb even a milimetre away.

In any case, I need to disable it. Don't care how. Although it'd be nice if the program I mentioned worked.

My less pressing but still niggly issue is Capslock. usually there's a simple and easy toggle to disable it completely, but I've yet to see it on here. Help please.

...that took so long to type due to this damn touchpad. x_x


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 Post subject: Re: Helllp. Keyboard and touchpad problem
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:28 am 
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I am not sure why your settings aren't sticking, but the following command, put into LXTerminal, should allow you to disable tap-to-click. It can also be added to startup, so tap-to-click is always off.
Code:
synclient TapButton1=0

To reverse it:
Code:
synclient TapButton1=1

There are many other options, including sensitivity, though I've never messed with the sensitivities.
Code:
synclient -l


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 Post subject: Re: Helllp. Keyboard and touchpad problem
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:20 am 
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cxexa wrote:
I am not sure why your settings aren't sticking, but the following command, put into LXTerminal, should allow you to disable tap-to-click. It can also be added to startup, so tap-to-click is always off.
Code:
synclient TapButton1=0

To reverse it:
Code:
synclient TapButton1=1

There are many other options, including sensitivity, though I've never messed with the sensitivities.
Code:
synclient -l


The command did nothing at all.

Actually, after typing in synclient afterwards I can see that it has changed those values to 0. That however has done nothing.


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 Post subject: Re: Helllp. Keyboard and touchpad problem
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:27 am 
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If you don't mind cheating a little bit - at least as a temporary measure - this program works well....
http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/automatically-disable-touchpad-when-mouse-is-connected-ubuntu/

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 Post subject: Re: Helllp. Keyboard and touchpad problem
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:33 am 
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mac wrote:
Rizaria
If you don't mind cheating a little bit - at least as a temporary measure - this program works well....
http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/automatically-disable-touchpad-when-mouse-is-connected-ubuntu/

regards
mac


I appreciate that, but nah, that would enable me to disable it entirely, but I don't want that, just to disable tap-to-click basically.

Also, for some reason, I managed to magically fix it on this netbook, but not the other. Same problem. Very odd.


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 Post subject: Re: Helllp. Keyboard and touchpad problem
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:52 am 
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does
Code:
synclient MaxTapTime=0
work?
If it does, should be easy enough to invoke it at boot.

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 Post subject: Re: Helllp. Keyboard and touchpad problem
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:32 am 
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Eric2 wrote:
does
Code:
synclient MaxTapTime=0
work?
If it does, should be easy enough to invoke it at boot.


Nope. I don't think the synclient stuff does anything at all on this system.


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