[SATLUG] how to turn off touchpad

Tim corpustexn at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 30 11:34:00 CDT 2009





--- On Mon, 3/30/09, John D Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: John D Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] how to turn off touchpad
> To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> Date: Monday, March 30, 2009, 11:28 AM
> 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.
> 
>You could try commenting the line "options psmouse proto=imps" in /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse

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