fix wandering Dell touchpad in Kubuntu

Alexander Smirnov alexander.v.smirnov at
Tue Jul 8 13:09:32 BST 2008

Larry Alkoff пишет:
> There is an excellent tutorial at
> 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 prefer the following script to be executed on Ctrl+Scroll Lock. It 
switches touchpad on/off.


current=`synclient -l | grep TouchpadOff | awk 'BEGIN{FS="= "}{print $2}'`

if [ $current -eq 0 ]; then
synclient TouchpadOff=1;
synclient TouchpadOff=0;


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