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Best Answer JollyRoger, 12 September 2017 - 04:34 PM

I've just deleted the single quotes and rebooted, and the startup command now works! How crazy is that???

 

So the problem is solved, but it's left me totally mystified!

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#1 JollyRoger

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:16 PM

I've just installed Bodhi 4.2.1 Legacy on an old computer. Everything works fine except for a startup command I've always used before on Bodhi to turn off the touchpad: synclient TouchpadOff=1. It generates an error message when I boot up or reset Moksha, and I have to execute the command manually to turn off the touchpad.

 

Any clues as to why I'm having this problem? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.





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#2 DOOMguy

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:21 PM

Might be the space in between? Try enclosing the phrase between single quotes


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#3 JollyRoger

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:27 PM

Thanks for the swift response, DOOMguy. I've just tried that (enclosing in single quotes), and it made no difference - the same error message appears. It's really weird - I've had  no problems with this startup command in other versions of Bodhi.



#4 JollyRoger

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:34 PM   Best Answer

I've just deleted the single quotes and rebooted, and the startup command now works! How crazy is that???

 

So the problem is solved, but it's left me totally mystified!



#5 DOOMguy

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

I am just curious, did you use an editor to make those changes? Which editor, but this is a bit academic at this point, considering that this is no longer an issue. The editor isn't the problem, in any case.

 

If you still have your Bodhi liveUSB stick, it would be interesting to repeat the steps from memory, if only to experiment. Glad your issue is solved.

 

EDIT: Added last 2 lines.


Edited by DOOMguy, 14 September 2017 - 08:37 PM.

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