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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