fix wandering Dell touchpad in Kubuntu

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Sat Jul 5 22:56:03 BST 2008


Paul S wrote:
> Larry Alkoff said the following on 07/04/2008 05:47 PM:
>> There is an excellent tutorial at
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683 by reassuringlyoffensive
>> showing how to fix a wandering touchpad on a Dell that uses Ubuntu.
>>
>> Unfortunately I use Kbuntu Hardy Heron.
>>
>> The tutorial has the instruction to
>> edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (which I have done)
>> and then
>> navigate to System > Preferences > Sessions
>> and click on "Add".
>> Name it something like "Touchpad Syndaemon", the
>> description can be "Disables touchpad while typing",
>> and the all important command you need is "syndaemon -i 1 -d -t -K".
>>
>> There is no "System > Preferences > Sessions" in Kubuntu.
>>
>> What does it do and how can I do the same thing in Kubuntu?
>>
>> Larry
>>
> 
> I'm not sure but think you can accomplish this by putting that command 
> in a file in your ~/.kde/Autostart/ directory.  For example, try 
> creating a file name touchpad.sh
> 
> nano ~/.kde/Autostart/touchpad.sh
> 
> And put the lines in it:
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> /usr/bin/syndaemon -i 1 -d -t -K
> 
> Then make it executable:
> 
> chmod +x ~/.kde/Autostart/touchpad.sh
> 
> Then logout and back in to have it start.
> 
> hth
> 
> 

Thanks to Paul S. and Perikli for solving the Dell wandering keyboard 
problem for me.

Larry




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