Disable touchpad (was: Re: switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..))

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Thu Dec 28 11:29:15 UTC 2017

On Thu, 2017-12-28 at 11:03 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 27 December 2017 at 22:03, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> > You are saying, however, that this procedure will definitely not
> > work for Synaptics, even with the correct driver in use?
> I don't know for sure. Do you?

We do now - thanks, Nils :-)

> The thing is, advice specific to one type of hardware is not very
> helpful if the person you're offering it to doesn't have that kind of
> hardware. We don't know exactly what they have. They don't know. So
> we should tread carefully.

The advice I gave was NOT relating to any specific hardware, though
obviously the examples I gave referenced the specific hardware the
example commands were run on.

It was a generic procedure that should work on pretty much all mouse-
like hardware. If it does not, that is in itself an interesting fact.

Not only that, the procedure identifies the hardware they have - or at
least, the hardware Linux thinks they have.

So I think it was completely appropriate for me to offer that advice,
and I have no idea why you thought it was necessary to "tread
carefully" with it.

Regards, k.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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