[SATLUG] how to turn off touchpad

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Mar 30 20:24:12 CDT 2009


THanks, guys, for all the suggestions. I found another setting in the bios for a 
"Serial" mouse. When I selected that, it turned the touchpad off. The bios is either
buggy or poorly worded. Anyway, the problem is solved.

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