Broken Touchpads, MouseKeys, and xkb->ctrls->mk_max_speed.

Michael Stone michael at
Fri May 9 10:52:47 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 08:05:51AM -0400, Paul Fox wrote:
>  > 
>  > We can use Xkb/AccessX's "MouseKeys" accessibility feature to provide an
>  > easy work-around for many of our touchpad problems. MouseKeys is easy to
> hi michael -- nice work.  have you seen this thread on olpcnews?
> someone did a lot of similar work to enable using those keys as mouse
> when the laptop is in tablet mode (to regain a pointing device in that
> mode).  i haven't looked at it closely, but it might be worth
> taking a look at if you haven't.
> paul


I was unaware of that superior prior work; thanks for pointing it out!
Would someone with a jumpy touchpad be willing to try it out so we can
have better information about whether it leads to a usable work-around?
(If so, then we can start looking closely at how to merge it.)


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