Jumping cursor while typing on my Asus EEE PC 1015PE. Keyboard shortcut--Function key plus F3 also not working, as well as a few other function keys not working. Would appreciate any help. Note: mouse/touchpad "Disable touchpad while typing" setting is enabled, but does not work.
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf
Add this line to the file and save it:
options psmouse proto=imps
Try disabling mouse/touchpad "Disable touchpad while typing" setting and maybe it will help with that couse anyway u say it doesnt work so maybe thats why it jumps couse doesnt work. Also try again enabling. and restart after each try.
If doesnt help leave as disabled that option and install Touchfreeze from ubuntu soft manager. If on reboot it doesnt work automatically then put it to be starting on startup in System > Preferences > Sessions startup programms with adding new and writing command in there touchfreeze
I had the same issue, solution was to install SYNAPTIKS from the Ubuntu 11.10 repo. Worked well, no-more issues.
Try using the FN key and the f buttons, obviously not those marked for general use like brightness or sound.
I just found that if I use the fn and f5 buttons on my laptop it stops the touchpad. I had tried various other things to deactivate it, from unistalling to diabling to downloading software; then came across this post and yeahhhh it works like magic. :-)