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linux - off/on/disable/enable the touchpad on a notebook computer

At times when typing on a notebook keyboard which has a touch-pad, under the space key on my notebook,
will at times get inadvertently tapped during typing.

Thus moving the cursor to an undesired location.

to turn off/on/disable/enable the touch-pad on Linux (I'm using Kubuntu 12.04)

use the following command (assuming synclient is already installed)

** the below disable the touchpad **
terry@terry-HP:~$ synclient TouchpadOff=1

** the below enables the touchpad **
terry@terry-HP:~$ synclient TouchpadOff=0

connect NAS drive to Linux (kubuntu 12.04)

I'm using kubuntu 12.04. (which is of now 2 January 2011 is still in beta)

I'm going to mount the NAS, network attached storage, to my Linux desktop; kubuntu 12.04.

My Linux desktop accessing the 'mounted' NAS drive.

First I installed a 'webdav' library..

terry@terry-HP:~$ sudo apt-get install davfs2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 145 kB of archives.
After this operation, 492 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 precise/universe davfs2 amd64 1.4.6-1ubuntu3 [145 kB]
Fetched 145 kB in 1s (93.9 kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package davfs2.
(Reading database ... 117751 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking davfs2 (from .../davfs2_1.4.6-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ...