what to do?
seehttps://wiki.ubuntu.com/InstallingUbuntuOnADellXPSM1530#Touchpad stays on while typing
Touchpad stays on while typing
To fix this, the best answer I could find was this one, where you simply install a deb package to add a file to the Xsession.d directory, which gets run every time your start X. Here's are contents:
# Starts the Synaptic daemon which deactivates the touchpad while typing
# This executes for all users
SYN_IDLE=1 #Seconds to wait after last key press before enabling touchpad
if [ -x $SYNDAEMON ]; then
$SYNDAEMON -i $SYN_IDLE -d
This is a very simple and elegant way to fix the problem. Click here to download the package directly.dpkg -L xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
includes this program:
syndaemon - a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the
touchpad when the keyboard is being used.