[patch] ignore trackpad/mouse while typing

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Sun Jan 26 06:04:40 EST 2003

On Sat, 2003-01-25 at 18:47, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 05:34:32PM -0800, Till Straumann wrote:
> > OK, here's a trivial patch (linux-2.4.18) for disabling/ignoring
> > the mouse/trackpad while typing. It can be very convenient on notebook
> > computers.
> > NOTE: this patch works only on machines using the 'new' input layer
> > (e.g. Apple Powerbook, ibook, ...)
> >
> > The holdoff time can be adjusted via sysctl/procfs - see description
> > in the patch file.
> It's a very nice idea, but I'd prefer this to be handled somewhere
> higher than the IDE code, preferably in X ...

Well... the problem happpens in console as well, and with other
non-X apps like MacOnLinux. Some Apple PowerBooks have over-sensitive
trackpad. Apple themselves implement a similar mecanism in the kernel
driver of OS X.


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