How to disable touchpad (on Linux/X11)

For me it is much better to use an external mouse than the touchpad, which I sometimes touch accidentally. So, here is how to disable it with a short Perl-Script. A bash script with a bit of Perl would do the same, btw. #!/usr/bin/perl my $tp = `xinput list | egrep -i touch`; chomp $tp; […]

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Tips and Tricks: Typing Unicode

I found this on netzwolf.info: You can enter arbitrary Unicode characters (more precisely code points) in X11 on Linux, if you know their Hex-Code: Press Shift-Ctrl (keep them pressed) Press also the letter u Release the Ctrl-Key Release the u-key Keep the Shift-key pressed Enter the Hex-Code of the Code point with the number of […]

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Changing of Keyboard Mappings with xmodmap

Deutsch Introduction When running a Linux system in its graphical mode, keyboard mappings can be changed by using xmodmap. Each key on the keyboard has a „keycode“ which can be found out by looking at the output of xmodmap -pke > current-keyboard or by running xev for trying out the keys. I am using a […]

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