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Re: Disable selecting with trackpad?

SUCCESS! Thanks to all who helped.

/etc/X11/xorg.conf (automatically configured) did not have synaptics,
only mouse, and no "Server Layout" section:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
(so I added)
Section "InputDevice"
    Driver         "synaptics"
    Identifier "TouchPad"
    Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option         "SHMConfig" "true"
#    Option         "TouchpadOff" "2"      (this did not work)
#    Option         "TapButton1" "0"       (this did work)
        Option  "MaxTapTime"    "0"        #(this also works)
(and at bottom)
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier          "Default Layout"
        Screen              "Default Screen"
        InputDevice         "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice         "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice         "Touchpad"

If I were using Gnome, I would install gsynaptics and get System > Preferences > Touchpad for configuration. Of course, I'm using XFCE, so if I want to be able to configure the touchpad's Acceleration and Threshold (via Settings > Mouse), I need to install gsynaptics-mcs-plugin, which is not a package..

I installed it from source (1.0.0 version):
http://foo-projects.org/pipermail/goodies-dev/2007-January/000423.html It required some packages:

Now my touchpad does not click/select anything.

Thanks again,

Benjamin Cama wrote:
Matthias Grimm a écrit :
Because you wrote that the option changed nothing, I assume you have an USB
trackpad. Unfortunately I have no idea how to configure this thing.

If it's the case and he uses synaptics, I would advise either :
  TouchpadOff 2
  TapButton1 0
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the synaptics section. man synaptics for more details.


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