"Disable Touchpad While Typing" should be available at GDM level

Bug #563120 reported by Rainer Rohde on 2010-04-14
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mactel Support
Won't Fix
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

The "Disable Touchpad While Typing" option works really well for me during Gnome sessions, however, it would be nice if this setting would be available at GDM login time. Currently, whenever I try to type my password in GDM the overly sensitive MacBook Pro touchpad reacts to my hovering thumbs and thus steals the focus from the password prompt. As you can imagine, this is getting old really quick. :)


  Installed: 1.2.2-1ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1.2.2-1ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1.2.2-1ubuntu3 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Description: Ubuntu lucid (development branch)
Release: 10.04

Just FYI - as mentioned below:
$ ubuntu-bug -p xserver-xorg-input-synaptics <<< says the P/p options are depreciated - don't use

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.2.2-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.31-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Apr 14 16:22:44 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro5,2
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-21-generic root=UUID=4a822c41-ccb3-4696-aa62-73345d34fea2 ro /dev/sda4 quiet splash
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
dmi.bios.date: 05/04/09
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBP52.88Z.008E.B05.0905042202
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
dmi.board.name: Mac-F2268EC8
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag#
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F2268EC8
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP52.88Z.008E.B05.0905042202:bd05/04/09:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro5,2:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F2268EC8:rvr:cvnAppleInc.:ct8:cvrMac-F2268EC8:
dmi.product.name: MacBookPro5,2
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: lucid
 architecture: x86_64
 kernel: 2.6.32-21-generic

Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :
Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

This is not really related to the synaptics driver. The problem is that the gnome-settings-daemon is executed only after you log in.

affects: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

gnome-settings-daemon should be running on gdm not sure why that's not working

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
affects: gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu) → gdm (Ubuntu)
Rainer Rohde (rainer-rohde) wrote :

Sebastien - anything you want me to test?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

not especiall but thanks for asking, it's just one of those thousand small issues we have registered it's waiting now for somebody to pick it up and debug but seems rather low priority on the list, most likely not something for lucid in any case

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

This is still a problem in natty also. The good news is that it is already logged upstream by one of the gnome-settings-daemon developers:

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gdm:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gdm:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Won't Fix
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