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

Mauricio Hernandez Z. mhz at
Thu Oct 9 04:03:41 UTC 2008


>> (EE) Synaptics Touchpad Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
>> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics Touchpad"
>> (II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
> Good catch, now we know why the tab is not shown in the GUI :)
> Adam McDaniel maintains a kernel for Hardy (and maybe Intrepid) that
> contains enhancements for the eeePC, among those being an "elantech"
> module for your touchpad. Check it out:

well, I have followed every lead and directions on
from Adam and a couple of fellas on his forum.


I mean, everything they've put together is fine BUT the touchpad issue.

The GOOD news is that I went back to Hardy, I followed Adam's lead and
I edited the xorg.conf to look like this:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"alps"
#	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
	Option		"SHMConfig"		"off"
	Option		"TouchpadOff"		"1"

Changed "Protocol auto-dev for alps" and I now have the touchpad tab
on System > Preferences > Mouse.

But either using Hardy's default or
gsynaptics-elantech_0.9.7-3asus4_i386.deb, my touchpad i still active,
no matter which settings I set it to.

Any ideas about how to actually disable it?

/me wonders...shouldn't all default laptops installations prefer a
dead touchpad-click?


Mauricio Hernandez Z.

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