Disable laptop touchpad
On Monday 01 February 2010, Neil Winchurst wrote:
>I have been given a laptop (Presario V5030EA). Lucky, eh?
>Anyway, I have installed Mint 7 XFCE version, which is based on Jaunty.
>It all seems great, and very similar to Kubuntu. I chose that distro as
>it needs fewer resources.
>Unfortunately this laptop does not have a button to disable the touchpad
>and most of the time I use it with a mouse. I have used Google to try to
>find how to disable the touchpad and have finished up rather confused.
>For a start it appears that methods which worked with versions of ubuntu
>up to Intrepid will no longer work with Jaunty.
>Can anyone point me in the right direction please? There must be some
>simple way to do it, surely. Any help gratefully received,
If that is a synaptics touchpad, check dmesg to see how it signs in, there is
a utility by the same name that sits in the dock that can enable or disable
that touchpad. First thing I install after a fresh install on my lappy.
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