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tmux and xterm in Fullscreen mode with awesome-wm and vimperator browser add-on for vim-like keyboard shortcuts and many other extras. By the way, awesome-wm is very light-weight that comes with nine (9) "desktops" by default; an upgrade from your 4. To get the terminal in awesome-wm, just hit "Super/Windows-key/Mod4"+Enter. Switching desktops is done ...
For the desktop environment, I would advise a DWM-based tool like DWM, awesome, or i3. Get used to a terminal multiplexer like screen or tmux. For the text editor, obviously emacs or vim. For your web browser, try vimperator, or use a plugin for firefox/chromium (VimFX or Vimium for a vim-like experience). There may be others using emacs style.
I have just had a similar problem, also using 14.04. xinput list command was showing the touchpad on the list but it was not responding. I resolved it by changing the mouse & touchpad settings. Go to System Tools -> Preference -> Mouse & Touchpad (NB: Using gnome-flashback hence I have a menu, if on unity just go to the systems settings) Ensure ...
Try enabling scroll emulation with the following commands, which work well on several models of trackpoint keyboard: dev="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" xinput --set-int-prop "$dev" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Axes" 8 6 7 4 5 xinput --set-int-prop "$dev" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 8 2 xinput --set-int-prop "$dev" "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 8 1 If you don't like that, ...
Finally found a solution to this problem for me. https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=196427 In there, it gives instuction to put "needs_root_rights=yes" in /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
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