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I've got a new HP G42 and it features an LED indicator on the touch-pad’s top left corner and (in Windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corner to toggle the touchpad and it would indicate me the status via that led.

Can I get this to work this way with Ubuntu?

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cidious's answer seems to be the only way to really get it working. as an alternative i'd suggest defining an unused hotkey to switch the pad on/off. – Roland Kohn Aug 12 '11 at 8:57
do you still have this problem? – Elder Geek Apr 14 '15 at 15:05
@ElderGeek, yes! – tutuca Apr 15 '15 at 12:18
Which G42 do you have? It appears that there are 3 versions. I'm not sure it's relevant, but I'd rather have too much information than not enough. – Elder Geek Apr 15 '15 at 13:03
Oh... I'd have to look that up. I didn't knew they came that way. I bought mine a couple of years ago. – tutuca Apr 15 '15 at 18:44

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