[SATLUG] how to turn off touchpad

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Mar 30 11:18:04 CDT 2009

> The trackpad can be turned off in xorg.conf
> Section "InputDevice"
>     Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad"
>     Driver         "synaptics"
>     Option         "SendCoreEvents" "false"
>     Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
>     Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
>     Option         "MaxTapTime" "0"
> EndSection
> The SendCoreEvenets false will do this in X11.
> To turn off the trackpad at the command line... Turn off gpm.

Thanks, Art, but...
Unfortunately, neither solution made any difference at all. It seems my touchpad
and mouse are ohandled by the same driver. So unless I turn off the mouse driver
altogether, I cannot disable the touchpad.


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