Apologies for the long post but it is along and sad story
I have enough ram (8Gb) on this laptop.
Maybe all the problems are related to my inabillity to disable the touchpad.
syeX1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 11111
(I pushed Cntl-C otherwise it would have been a few lines of these)
sorry, that was meant to be 'system X11 functions without
As you can see in the above line sometimes the keyboard misses a pressed
key ('sye' - must have been 'system') and sometimes it repeats keys. Other
times, like when I work in Emacs with more than one buffer in split windows,
the cursor jumps to another frame and the typing continues in another
On my previous laptop (Thinkpad R61e) I could use the following to disable
`/usr/bin/synclient -l | sed -ne
's/(TouchpadOff *= *)()/2/p' | sed -e 'y/01/10/'`"
Now when I try this I get 'Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics
I have created a /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the following contents:
Identifier "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
Option "RightEdge" "5700"
Option "TopEdge" "1700"
Option "BottomEdge" "5100"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.09"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.6"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "true"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
in the hope that it will load the synaptics driver, but that did not make
Then I installed touchfreeze but that did not solve my problems.
Any idea how to solve this mess?
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