Comment 39 for bug 606238

gcla (grclark) wrote :

I've attached a sloppy python program inspired by Jordi's handy script. It disables the touchpad as soon as it detects keyboard activity, then a fraction of a second after the end of the keyboard activity, it re-enables the touchpad. I have an E6510 running Ubuntu 10.10 on x64, and I run the script like this:

$ sudo ./keyboarddetector.py /dev/input/event4

If you're running on x86, you might need to tweak the line containing "calcsize". It could be cleaned up to figure out automatically which of the event* entries to use.

Graham