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Xorg, udev && Touchpad/Mouse Toggle (>=xorg-server-1.8.0)

One year after outsourcing those input devices from my xorg.conf to hal, I think those xorg developers are toying with me. First hal and now udev, what backend will be used next? ~

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Written by body0r

April 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

xorg, hal, udev && Touchpad/Mouse Toggle (>=xorg-server-1.5 < xorg-server-1.8)

I read, there were some changes between <xorg-server-1.5 and >=xorg-server-1.5. While I’ve updated my version to the latest possible (x11-base/xorg-server-1.6.0), I thought of using hal for my keyboard/touchpad/mouse-configuration.
The following configuration works for me:
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Written by body0r

April 7, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Xorg && Touchpad/Mouse toggle (<xorg-server-1.5)

Following should help for turning the Touchpad off, when an external mouse is connected

[~]# cat /etc/udev/rules.d/10-local.rules
ACTION==”add”, SUBSYSTEM==”input”, ENV{ID_CLASS}=”mouse”, RUN+=”/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=1″
ACTION==”remove”, SUBSYSTEM==”input”, ENV{ID_CLASS}=”mouse”, RUN+=”/usr/bin/synclient TouchpadOff=0″

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Written by body0r

March 14, 2009 at 5:15 pm