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

I know it's quite specific setup, but anyone pictures a way of setting up the synaptic driver to get this touchpad to work as designed?

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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

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Try to apply these diffs into sources:

http://abhinandh.com/post/4336662463/getting-the-double-tap-on-the-led-to-disable-touchpad

And then ask maintainer to add these patches into the upstream.

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