Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Disable tap-to-click feature in Knoopix bootable from CD

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    3

    Disable tap-to-click feature in Knoopix bootable from CD

    I run Knoppix 4.0.2 from CD on laptop (Compaq Presario 716). I created a persistent copy of home directory on HDD. I wonder if there is a way to disable tap-to-click feature of my touchpad and keep it stored, so the system will "remember" this next time I boot from CD?

    tia

    Mihal

  2. #2
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    100
    If it's a Synaptics pad then
    <code>
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    </code>
    can help. If it does, put that into .bash_profile or .profile of your $HOME .

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    3
    Unfortunately it didn't help. I got the following:

    knoppix@3[knoppix]$ synclient TouchpadOff=1
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?

    I looked for SHMConfig and I found that I need following line in XF86Config:

    Option "SHMConfig" "on"

    The problem is I cannot edit this file in live-cd distribution. Well, I also found some suggestions that

    Option "MaxTapTime "0"

    in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 might help, but this is again the same problem.

    Any other ideas?

    Mihal

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    3
    Here is how I finally did it:

    One must edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. This must be done as a root of course. Then do the following:

    1) in section "ServerLayout" add the line:
    InputDevice "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"

    2) in section "Module" add the line:
    Load "synaptics"

    3) create the following section:
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "TouchpadOff" "1"
    EndSection

    To keep this setting when computer is rebooted one must save configuration. In KDE manager choose KNOPPIX->Configure->"Save KNOPPIX Configuration"

    Then next time when Knoppix is started one should type "knoppix myconfig=...." to restore this configuration.

    Thanks angor, it looks like your suggestion was more or less like this.

Similar Threads

  1. Feature only available with HAL
    By abcc in forum Hdd Install / Debian / Apt
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-03-2007, 10:32 AM
  2. How to enable this cool konqueror feature?
    By maxIT in forum Hdd Install / Debian / Apt
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-07-2006, 10:10 AM
  3. An useful new kernel feature?
    By Targaryen in forum Ideas
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-29-2005, 11:29 PM
  4. Adding feature to SuperKaramba
    By KanotixUser in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-21-2004, 05:33 PM
  5. has the logout feature fixed yet?
    By heathenx in forum Hdd Install / Debian / Apt
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2003, 01:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •