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MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:32 pm

try this

toggle-touchpad.sh (make executable)

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#!/bin/bash

#toggle touchpad on and off

STATUS=$(synclient |grep TouchpadOff |cut -d= -f2)

RET=$(echo $STATUS)

case $RET in

    0)  synclient TouchpadOff=1
        notify-send "Touchpad Off"
        ;;

    1)  synclient Touchpadoff=0
        notify-send "Touchpad On"
        ;;

esac


exit 0
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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:41 pm

Thanks, I will try that when I get home.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by Stevo » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:47 pm

clicktician wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Jerry3904 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:31 am
That command does toggle it off and on, thanks. Now just need to figure out a launcher to do that.
It'd be really cool to have it triggered by the USB event so the touchpad shuts off when the mouse is present and turns back on when it's not.
For what it's worth, touchpad-indicator (provided by the touchpad-indicator package) also has an option for that, and also sets itself up to autostart.

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:01 pm

I installed that, then launched it but nothing happened. Should try again

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$ /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/touchpad-indicator/bin/touchpad-indicator
/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/touchpad-indicator/bin/touchpad-indicator:29: PyGIWarning: Notify was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('Notify', '0.7') before import to ensure that the right version gets loaded.
  from gi.repository import Notify
<gettext.GNUTranslations object at 0x7fdf65555978>
/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/touchpad-indicator/share/touchpad-indicator/touchpad_indicator.py:30: PyGIWarning: AppIndicator3 was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('AppIndicator3', '0.1') before import to ensure that the right version gets loaded.
  from gi.repository import AppIndicator3 as appindicator
#####################################################
No LSB modules are available.
#####################################################
Distributor ID:	MX
Description:	MX 17 Horizon
Release:	17
Codename:	Horizon
Version:	x86_64
#####################################################

Touchpad-Indicator version: 1.1.0-1mx17+1-src
#####################################################
pidof syndaemon
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by Stevo » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:10 pm

Hmmm....a little touchpad icon is supposed to pop up in the system tray.

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:34 pm

It did, but only registered disable and never changed

BTW: I have this working correctly now. It turned out that there are two drivers for the touchpad
touchpad.png
The DLL one alone had a box to disable pad while typing, so I enabled it there and it worked. Thanks for everybody's help.
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Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by clicktician » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:16 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:47 pm
For what it's worth, touchpad-indicator (provided by the touchpad-indicator package) also has an option for that, and also sets itself up to autostart.
Wow, man. Thanks for turning me on to touchpad-indicator. Works great.
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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:13 am

caprea wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:24 pm
If you want to disable the touchpad only while typing on the keyboard, you could also try syndaemon
syndaemon -i 1 -d
The one is one second locking time
Possible to put it into startup,
I ended up using this, as other solutions seemed unreliable. Thanks.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:00 pm

I installed the liquorix 4.18 kernel from Package Installer in an effort to iron out some bumps, and was very happy to see the OS boot up to the desktop without a twitch. Anything else I need to install to go along with it?
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: MX-17.1 on Dell XPS 13

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Post by fehlix » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:36 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Anything else ...
Yes. As you mentioned having issues with grub, would you mind to run

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sudo update-grub
And post any error message if any.
Background: I'm about hunting for a bug within uefi-grub, which might be the cause for not generating a proper grub-menu within UEFI booted MX (and also with MX installer/MX Boot repair). At least I can reproduce the bug within my UEFI environment, but would like to have further confirmation before report and provide a potential fix.
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