Topic: HP laptop keyboard/mouse "taps" not working
Gparted looks like great software, I am happy to have found it and this forum.
I would rate myself as a noob in the linux world. I have created a few linux VM's and play around with Backtrack stuff. Other than that I am a long term windows user. Looking to learn and change that somewhat.
I have downloaded the latest Gparted live CD, and confirmed my md5 is correct. I burn bootable ISO's very often so I am familiar with the process. When I launch the live CD it appears to go as expected. The splash screen comes up showing the various pre-programmed icons along with the Gparted box in the middle of the screen. All appears well, but not quite.
I can move the cursor using the mouse pad on the laptop but I cannot select any options using it. Its as if the program is not recognizing any "mouse taps" and such. I eventually abandon trying and have to pull the battery on my laptop to shutdown the system. Not the greatest way to shut down. I have considered going to a friend's house and getting on his desktop to see if there is any difference in performance. Before I do that I thought it would be nice to mention my situation here in case someone else has dealt with this. I tried a search for keyboard stuff but didn't see what I needed. The flash devices (usb) don't appear to be seen during the initial boot but its tough to determine without the keyboard/mouse inputs being accepted.
Secondly, I wanted to mention my main reason for starting with Gparted. I use WDE encryption on flash drive media and I want to "flip" the partition type bytes so that various windows machines won't keep nagging my users to format them. TrueCrypt writes an 06 partition type on WDE flash media. I have done some extensive reading and flipping the partition type bytes to 64 is supposed to stop those nags from happening. I am concerned that my users will get careless and format a flash losing all the data. Its backed up but would be a pain to deal with. So, I am hoping that gparted and fdisk t will allow me to do the set id= operation on these flash drives. I hope my intent is clear and would welcome any thoughts on the process/subject.