Simultaneous use of mouse and touchpad [Re: Synaptics Touchpad tool source available]

Kim Lux lux at
Sun Nov 7 20:05:21 UTC 2004

Both of mine work too, Per.  I was thinking that maybe the newer drivers
disabled this functionality.  I'm glad to hear they don't. 

On Sun, 2004-11-07 at 11:20 -0800, Per Bjornsson wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-11-07 at 07:41, Kim Lux wrote:
> > I'd also love to run both the touchpad and a USB mouse at the same time.
> > I like using the touchpad for quick, little mouse tasks, without taking
> > my hands from the keyboard.  I like using the USB mouse for bigger
> > things.
> I agree - and this just works for me. If you plug in a USB mouse, what
> happens? On my notebook with a Synaptics touchpad both the touchpad and
> the mouse work when I plug in the mouse.
> If it doesn't work for you, I'm wondering if the computer's BIOS is
> doing something "interesting". In that case maybe dmesg output might
> contain some interesting clues (i.e. perhaps the touchpad actually gets
> disconnected automatically).
> Cheers,
> Per
> -- 
> Per Bjornsson <perbj at>
> Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University
Kim Lux (Mr.)  Diesel Research Inc

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