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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:27 pm    Post subject: ibook G4 (1200 Mhz) how to disable touchpad? [solved] Reply with quote

Hi, i use pbbuttonsd, great utility :-) , but it doesn't work to disable my touchpad.

Somebody an idea how to get this fixed ?

my /etc/pbbuttonsd.conf
Code:
# [MODULE PMAC]
dev_PMU               = "/dev/pmu"
dev_ADB               = "/dev/adb"
TPModeUpKey           = 225 + alt
TPModeDownKey         = 224 + alt
TPMode                = notap   ; 'notap', 'tap', 'drag' or 'lock'
KBDMode               = fkeysfirst      ; 'fkeyslast' or 'fkeysfirst'
Batlog                = none    ; 'none', 'cycle' or 'log'


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found in sys-apps/powerpc-utils is the "trackpad" program (installed at /usr/sbin/trackpad).

I don't know if pbbuttonsd is calling this program to do that work or not, but it'd be a good test if you install it, and run `trackpad notap` and see if things still don't work, or if they do.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fafhrd wrote:
Found in sys-apps/powerpc-utils is the "trackpad" program (installed at /usr/sbin/trackpad).

I don't know if pbbuttonsd is calling this program to do that work or not, but it'd be a good test if you install it, and run `trackpad notap` and see if things still don't work, or if they do.


I reemerged powerpc-utils and tried
Code:
# /usr/sbin/trackpad notap
 #


but no succes, whenever I touch the pad, the mousepointer moves. :?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh...heh....I should've read the post more carefully.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a kernel patch around (see this thread) that does it. I am a real fan of it, it's the first thing I do when getting a new kernel. The only problem is that most of the time you have to apply it manually (a 20 minute job) but it does work wonderfully.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

The notap option basically removes the annoying thing that touching the touch pad moves cursor and/or click. Does not remove dragging.

If you go in:
/dev/input
You will see mice, mouse0, mouse1, ...

mice = all mice
mouse0, ... = are the different ones

Run:
hexdump mouse0
mouve the mouse. If you see output, mouse0 correspond to the mouse you are moving.

In /etc/X11/xorg.conf, you could specify a /dev/input/mouseX for the mouse instead of mice. But fhen, difficult to temporary enable/disable trackpad. Also, mouseX for USB mouses sometimes changes (not always same device...).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To disable the click I use powerprefs visual tool :-)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bruda wrote:
There is a kernel patch around (see this thread) that does it. I am a real fan of it, it's the first thing I do when getting a new kernel. The only problem is that most of the time you have to apply it manually (a 20 minute job) but it does work wonderfully.


Great news, this is the solution :D I've used with 2.6.10 kernel patch 2.6.9-r4 listed in that topic.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But imagine that I want to use the trackpad when I don't have a USB one connected.
Is there a way to disable the trackpad only when a USB mouse is connected?
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