Re: Inspiron 8000 pointing stick
- Its not the touch pad, but the pointing stick -- that little eraser-
head thingie that's tucked between the G, H, and B keys -- that I
want to disable. Does anyone know the name of the symbolic link for
this device or (maybe a better question) where I can find it?
If I can find it, I am thinking of just breaking that link in a late
start-up script. There is a /dev/pointer s-link, but "pointer" can
mean a lot of things and I am a little nervous about breaking it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, georgehu@m... wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Jim McKean" <jim@m...>
> > I have an I8000 dual booting to RedHat 7 and Win2k. There is a
> > problem that has emerged on this machine related to the "tap to
> > feature of the pointing stick. The hardware apparently generates
> > spurious clicks, sometimes right clicks, as the user is typing.
> > not a matter of brushing the pointing stick, but genuine random
> > generation. Note that the touch pad is often blamed for this
> > behavior, but a user on the DellTalk list tracked it down to this
> > hardward component.
> > In win2k I can turn off this tap to click functionalty and indeed
> > whole pointing stick functionality. This fixes everything.
> > Does anyone know a way to do that in Linux? I would be happy to
> > the whole thing off as long as I can keep my touchpad.
> +++++ +++++ ===== +++++ +++++
> You might find some reflief using "tpconfig".
> For the details of trying to use the TouchPad on a dual-boot
> Linux/W2K setup, you might use the search facility of egroups
> using the search-term "touchpad" or just "touch".
> It is a shame that the W2K driver can manage the TouchPad
> pretty much completely, while under Linux we are limited
> to clicking using only the two buttons.