I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the command line should work. It doesn't work for me, however.
To test whether the touchpad is off while I type, I type with one hand while moving the mouse and clicking with the other. I've also tried turning on palm detection, which I test just by typing for a while and seeing if I get a touchpad click (I always do, pretty promptly).
Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (installed it yesterday)
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series
> xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ DLL064D:00 06CB:2985 id=12 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=14 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Integrated_Webcam_HD id=11 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]
What I've tried so far:
Control Center -> Mouse -> disable touchpad while typing: no effect
gpointing-device-settings: shows two touchpads:
DLL0446:00 06CB:2985: enable palm detection -> no effect; when I disable this touchpad, my touchpad becomes unresponsive
SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad: disabled (turning it on and modifying settings seems to have no effect)
killall syndaemon; syndaemon -i 10 -K -d: no effect (also tried with -R).
ps aux | egrep syndaemonshows that no other syndaemon processes are running. I have tried this with and without the "disable touchpad while typing" checkbox set in Mouse Preferences.
synclient PalmDetect=1 PalmMinWidth=10 PalmMinZ=200: no effect
I am at my wit's end. The solutions attempted above seem to work for everyone else! Why can't I get syndaemon to work for me?