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Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Re: deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by namida12 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:54 pm

Thank you everyone for the numerous solutions...

Touchpad-indicator is Brilliant...

JR

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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by handy » Fri May 31, 2019 2:17 am

I just installed touchpad-indicator - when I tried to see its man page, it doesn't have one, when I tried to call its help, the file is not found. When I cd into /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/touchpad-indicator/bin & try to run the file, I still get a "command not found" error?

How do I call this mercurial piece of software?
Clevo N'book (2014): P150SM-A
CPU: i7-4810MQ (Haswell) Speed: 2800/3800 MHz
RAM: 16 GiB 1600 MHz DDR3
GPU-1: i915
GPU-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M] vRAM: 8GB 2500 Mhz DDR5
Storage: TOSHIBA 931.51 GiB. HGST 931.51 GiB. Crucial 223.57 GiB (M.2 SSD)

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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by manyroads » Fri May 31, 2019 8:33 am

handy wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 2:17 am
I just installed touchpad-indicator - when I tried to see its man page, it doesn't have one, when I tried to call its help, the file is not found. When I cd into /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/touchpad-indicator/bin & try to run the file, I still get a "command not found" error?

How do I call this mercurial piece of software?
I gave up on touchpad and just went with a simple script mapped to my F7 key (my touchpad toggle).

I have attached the script, feel free to use it or not. :bagoverhead: :needcoffee:
touchpad-toggle.sh.tar.gz
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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 am

Launch it from the Memo, then right click
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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by Stevo » Fri May 31, 2019 6:12 pm

handy wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 2:17 am
I just installed touchpad-indicator - when I tried to see its man page, it doesn't have one, when I tried to call its help, the file is not found. When I cd into /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/touchpad-indicator/bin & try to run the file, I still get a "command not found" error?

How do I call this mercurial piece of software?
It should show up in the menu. If you shut down with it running, it should start back up with the restart.

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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by handy » Fri May 31, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanks to you all for your reply's:

I don't know what the "memo" is?

& I can't get it to run in the first place...

I'm using Openbox, which is likely why I don't know, what I don't know.
Clevo N'book (2014): P150SM-A
CPU: i7-4810MQ (Haswell) Speed: 2800/3800 MHz
RAM: 16 GiB 1600 MHz DDR3
GPU-1: i915
GPU-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M] vRAM: 8GB 2500 Mhz DDR5
Storage: TOSHIBA 931.51 GiB. HGST 931.51 GiB. Crucial 223.57 GiB (M.2 SSD)

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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri May 31, 2019 7:48 pm

Menu
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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by handy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:04 am

Oh, menu. Yes I had a look there, though my menu is a custom manual setup not one generated by a menu pipeing tool.
Clevo N'book (2014): P150SM-A
CPU: i7-4810MQ (Haswell) Speed: 2800/3800 MHz
RAM: 16 GiB 1600 MHz DDR3
GPU-1: i915
GPU-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M] vRAM: 8GB 2500 Mhz DDR5
Storage: TOSHIBA 931.51 GiB. HGST 931.51 GiB. Crucial 223.57 GiB (M.2 SSD)

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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by Stevo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:20 pm

It is an indicator, which means it needs a taskbar notification area to live in. Openbox may not provide that.

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Re: Solved - deactivating the laptop touchpad

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Post by handy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:53 pm

@Stevo, I run Tint2 which has:- clock, power management, volume, udiskie, network manager, MX updater, & PIA-VPN applets running in it?
Clevo N'book (2014): P150SM-A
CPU: i7-4810MQ (Haswell) Speed: 2800/3800 MHz
RAM: 16 GiB 1600 MHz DDR3
GPU-1: i915
GPU-2: NVIDIA GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M] vRAM: 8GB 2500 Mhz DDR5
Storage: TOSHIBA 931.51 GiB. HGST 931.51 GiB. Crucial 223.57 GiB (M.2 SSD)

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