[patch] ignore trackpad/mouse while typing
vojtech at suse.cz
Sun Jan 26 08:04:22 EST 2003
On Sat, Jan 25, 2003 at 03:58:30PM -0500, George Staikos wrote:
> On Saturday 25 January 2003 14:04, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > 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.
> Mine is one of those machines. I have to turn off gpm for sure, and X is
> quite oversensitive too (tuned it in KDE, but still this functionality would
> be very nice).
How about implementing it in mousedev.c?
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