[SATLUG] how to turn off touchpad

John D Choate jdchoate at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 11:28:42 CDT 2009


On Monday 30 March 2009 11:18:04 Borries Demeler wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> -b.

Maybe time to try good old duct tape. If you build up enough layers, maybe you can insulate it from your touch. :)
Just a thought.


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