Touchpad troubles

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volumetricsteve
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Touchpad troubles

Post#1 by volumetricsteve » 03 Aug 2015, 17:06

There are few things I hate on any machine more than "tap to click". I have found on another, older porteus forum post that someone was able to disable this by:

synclient TapButton1=0

but then how to make that change persistent through reboots? Someone suggested adding that command to /etc/rc.d/rc.local
I did this, and yet tapping still clicks.

is rc.d / rc.local still used on boot?

How else can this be done?

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Re: Touchpad troubles

Post#2 by Bogomips » 03 Aug 2015, 17:18

volumetricsteve wrote:is rc.d / rc.local still used on boot?
As long as norootcopy is not specified as a kernel parameter (cheatcode).
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Re: Touchpad troubles

Post#3 by volumetricsteve » 03 Aug 2015, 17:27

hmmm...isn't root copying what makes the file system live?

A goal of my system is to have everything copy into ram, and run from ram, only syncing back to the usb drive when necessary

I should also point out that I'm just starting out with Porteus and when it boots, it boots with the top most "graphical" option.

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Re: Touchpad troubles

Post#4 by Bogomips » 03 Aug 2015, 18:54

volumetricsteve wrote:hmmm...isn't root copying what makes the file system live?
No. See http://www.porteus.org/info/tips-and-tricks.html
volumetricsteve wrote:A goal of my system is to have everything copy into ram, and run from ram,
So do I :) If anything has to be saved it's saved to a real file system (hdd/usb), as oppposed to live file system.
volumetricsteve wrote:only syncing back to the usb drive when necessary
Please explain what is meant here.
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Re: Touchpad troubles

Post#5 by volumetricsteve » 04 Aug 2015, 01:25

Bogomips wrote:
volumetricsteve wrote:hmmm...isn't root copying what makes the file system live?
No. See http://www.porteus.org/info/tips-and-tricks.html

oh, I need to wrap my head around that.
volumetricsteve wrote:A goal of my system is to have everything copy into ram, and run from ram,
So do I :) If anything has to be saved it's saved to a real file system (hdd/usb), as oppposed to live file system.

Indeed.
volumetricsteve wrote:only syncing back to the usb drive when necessary
Please explain what is meant here.
I meant that I save stuff to usb that warrants being saved across reboots. IE: the virtual box module and my VMs are saved across reboots automatically.

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