Intrepid, EeePc 1000, how to disable tapping on touchpad?

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Oct 7 16:32:20 UTC 2008

Mauricio Hernandez Z. wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 4:24 PM, Anthony M. Rasat
> <anthony.rasat at> wrote:
>>>I looked on xorg.conf but I found >no line regarding Synpatics or
>> Touchpad can be configured using gsynaptics.
>> apt-cache search gsynaptics
> I have installed gsynaptics successfully BUT I keep getting the
> message "SHMConfig must be set _true_ on xorg.conf". I set it to
> "True" but still get same message.

Then you either didn't put it in the right place, or you haven't restarted
X - try checking your X logs.

fwiw, I find that disabling tapping on my ALPS touchpad _reduces_ but does
not eliminate wild mouse movements.

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