Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I hate touchpad
Tonight i reinstall my old Thinkpad T30, i use Fedora 8. I except Fedora 8's Linux kernel has support with it's wlan card Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC as listed on ifcfg-wlan0 network script, now the kernel has detected it correctly with module named ath5k.
My problem is it's touchpad, synaptic was responsible for this. After do googling a while, i got this soulution:
- Set "SHMConfig" option to be "on" in the X configuration file ("InputDevice" section)
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
- Use synclient to modify the touchpad. See synclient -l
- Then a variable named TouchpadOff will be disable the touchpad, set the variable value
$synclient TouchpadOff=1 (0 to re-enable)
Now the touchpad should not bothering me ;p.