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    Default Jumping cursor,

    Hi,
    I have a jumping cursor and also it autofills while typing.
    Regarding the jumping cursor, I found a link Disable Touchpad Temporarily When Typing Ubuntu Blog
    I want to add this code each time I login.
    Code:
    syndaemon -t -d
    .
    All posts on the net suggest go to Kmenu > System settings > Advanced > Autostart.
    I cant see System settings anywhere.
    How do I add the code at login so that my cursor does not jump.

    I am using Suse 11 ,2.6.25,20-0.5 default with KDE3.5.

    staretnovell

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    Do you mean configure desktop?

    I find it easier to write a script to execute something, then manually put a symbolic link to it in the autostart directory (which might well be in ~/.kde4/Autostart but I don't really remember and I'm on the wrong OS right now to check...)

    But it might well be in configure desktop / advanced.

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    My cursor keeps jumping around when typing. As given in the url below, I found that using this code
    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    I can disable the touchpad. However everytime I login, it starts jumping around. I want to add the code in the start menu.


    staretnovell

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    I'm not at a functioning KDE system right now, but as I said, I think autostart might be in configure desktop.

    Otherwise, you can make the code you want into a script, then put a link to it in your autostart directory.

    Try configure desktop, see if it works...

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    Confuseling;2049201]I'm not at a functioning KDE system right now, but as I said, I think autostart might be in configure desktop.
    Configuring desktop does not have that feature
    Otherwise, you can make the code you want into a script, then put a link to it in your autostart directory.
    I will have to learn to write a script.

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    Not difficult (well... not a script like this anyway. )

    Make a file in a text editor (not a word processor, because it'll fill it with invisible characters. Use nano, vim, kwrite, gedit, mousepad, something like that) with #!/bin/sh as the first line, then what you want executed.

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    syndaemon -t -d
    Something like that. Save it as, say, ~/scripts/touchpad.sh

    Now make it executable

    Code:
    chmod +x ~/scripts/touchpad.sh
    Then make a link to it in autostart

    Code:
    ln -s ~/scripts/touchpad.sh ~/.kde4/Autostart/touchpad
    Should work...

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    Not difficult (well... not a script like this anyway. )

    Make a file in a text editor (not a word processor, because it'll fill it with invisible characters. Use nano, vim, kwrite, gedit, mousepad, something like that) with #!/bin/sh as the first line, then what you want executed.

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    syndaemon -t -d
    Something like that. Save it as, say, ~/scripts/touchpad.sh

    Now make it executable

    Code:
    chmod +x ~/scripts/touchpad.sh
    Then make a link to it in autostart

    Code:
    ln -s ~/scripts/touchpad.sh ~/.kde4/Autostart/touchpad
    Should work...
    I will test it out. Many thanks

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    I dont know if that is a good solution. I mean... you could try changing the mouse driver ... try a different one... worked for my notebook (Dell D630) with the same problem as you.

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    Why is it a bad solution? (On the assumption that he has a synaptics compatible touchpad... Which I probably should have checked )

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    Default Re: Jumping cursor,

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    Why is it a bad solution? (On the assumption that he has a synaptics compatible touchpad... Which I probably should have checked )
    That`s why... is that a synaptic touchpad??!

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