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Post#16 by Ed_P » 28 Aug 2021, 15:46

Sorry you had a bad experience MGracia. Is the computer you're using a laptop with a touchpad for the mouse movement? If so your palm is touching the touchpad when you type causing the mouse to move. It's also possible the mouse is jumping to where it was last while your typing has moved past that point. I have both these problems and I believe the fix is in tweaking the touchpad's synclient settings. Unfortunately I haven't done that yet for my 5.0rc3 system. For my 4.0 system my settings look like this:

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# https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=5096&p=37761#p37761
synclient PalmDetect=1 PalmMinWidth=4 PalmMinZ=100
synclient MinSpeed=.2

# Acer 722
#synclient LeftEdge=30   RightEdge=1385 TopEdge=0    BottomEdge=600

# Acer Aspire One
#synclient LeftEdge=0    RightEdge=1408 TopEdge=0    BottomEdge=640

# ?
#synclient LeftEdge=1472 RightEdge=5888 TopEdge=1408 BottomEdge=5218

# Dell Inspiron 13 
#if [ `uname -r` == "5.10.5-porteus" ]; then
#   exit
#fi    
synclient  LeftEdge=30   RightEdge=6942 TopEdge=0    BottomEdge=5218
synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=3471 RightButtonAreaTop=4062
#synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=3914 RightButtonAreaTop=3918 
#synclient HorizEdgeScroll=1  RTCornerButton=0  RBCornerButton=9  LBCornerButton=8
#synclient TapButton2=2 TapButton3=3 MaxDoubleTapTime=180
synclient MaxDoubleTapTime=180 
synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=0
synclient TouchpadOff=2 TapButton2=0

As you can see different machines have different settings.
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Post#18 by Ed_P » 29 Aug 2021, 16:17

:o :good: Rapha_
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Post#19 by Rava » 05 Sep 2021, 00:15

While it gives some overview, it is also outdated. E.g. I looked at http://web.archive.org/web/200206040209 ... ?PageID=14
While it lists /proc it does not explain it.
Many Linux internal workings are even to be found in Wikipedia: e.g. /proc or more precisely named procfs: procfs
Or Magic SysRq key aka REISUB :)
Cheers!
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