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Re: How to desactivate the click on the touchpad?


On Mit, 2003-03-05 at 13:34, Wouter Eerdekens wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 01:08:45PM +0100, David MENTRE wrote:
> > 
> > On my iBook running Debian under Xfree, is there a way to desactivate
> > clicks made by pressing the touchpad (in other words, I want to click
> > only using the button)?
> I use this on my ibook 600MHz with an USB mouse:
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
>         Driver          "mouse"
>         Option          "CorePointer"
>         # touchpad and USB:
>         Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
>         # touchpad only:
>         #Option         "Device"                "/dev/input/mouse1"
>         # USB mouse only:
>         #Option         "Device"                "/dev/input/mouse2"
>         Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
>         Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
> EndSection
> Using the USB mouse only is very nice, until the day you boot up your 
> ibook without the USB mouse attached: your X won't start... (no core
> pointer)...

... that may be true if you rely on something like hotplug to load the
mousedev module (or whichever one is behind /dev/input/mice), but if you
load that unconditionally (e.g. by putting it into /etc/modules),
/dev/input/mice works whether a mouse is connected or not. Not to
mention that /dev/input/mice isn't only for USB mice but the trackpad as

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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