I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.
The "disable touchpad while typing" setting in the system settings does not work.
Any permutation of the "syndaemon" command does not work.
It is really annoying, when I am typing all of a sudden the focus will be on a new window, or a large chunk of text will be gone, etc.
I am using a Dell Inspiron 14 5000 series laptop, no proprietary drivers being used.
I also tried installing
Pointing Devices from the Software Center and disabling from there. Did not work either.
There's the answer to this question: Touchpad issue: jumping cursor while typing (Ubuntu 14.04), syndaemon don't help but I don't want to try recompiling drivers unless there is definitely no other solution. Also there's this: https://gist.github.com/silverhammermba/a231c8156ecaa63c86f1 but this also involves patching drivers (also not clear how to apply it).
How can I get this to work?