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Re: WSJ: Mossberg takes the Linux bait and snarls ....



Lamar Owen wrote:
> 
> I use a Logitech trackball myself; it's the variety where you roll the ball 
> with your thumb.  I much prefer that.
> 
> In fact, I would be a happy camper if I can get F7 to just disable the 
> touchpad, but only if an external mouse device (like my trackball) is plugged 
> in.  There are, after all, times when I don't use the trackball, mostly for 
> quick things where I just unpack the laptop by itself and not with the normal 
> accessories (currently the trackball and a Seagate FreeAgentGo 160 drive).

Check your BIOS - there is probably a setting to disable the
touchpad when you have an external mouse. (It usually doesn't help
when you plug in a mouse after booting.)

Mikkel
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