Unity Interface in 10.10 Netbook Edition

Thierry de Coulon tcoulon at decoulon.ch
Fri Oct 29 22:40:42 UTC 2010

On Friday 29 October 2010 11:16:07 pm Rashkae wrote:
> On 10-10-29 04:35 PM, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> > By the way, _if_ you spend time to explore gconf-editor, you will be
> > surprised to find out what Gnome can do (but the Gnome people don'twant
> > noobs to know about, it seems). For example, I found out that you can
> > just kill your touchpad there, great! (I happen to hate touchpads, but
> > there again it's all a question of taste).
> Yes, I suppose if you really wanted to, you could kill your touchpad
> there,, though personally, I would suggest going to System ->
> Preferences -> Mouse -> Touchpad Tab and disable it there.

I tried that, but the problem was that everytime the notebook wakes from sleep 
the touchpad is enabled again.

Now, this is a Lenovo, so what I got is a "Tracknav", a combination of 
joystick-mouse (Trackpoint) and Touchpad. I suspect that somehow Preferences 
doesn't understand how to wake up the Trackpoint but not the Touchpad (I 
first tried to disconnect the touchpad physicaly but it would kill the 
Trackpoint, the two are really connected). I had to create a button on the 
panel to re-kill the touchpad everytime.

gconf-editor does the trick, and the touchpad is dead forever.


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