disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in
On Mon, 2010-09-27 at 01:25 -0400, Doug wrote:
> I have some directions from "Just Another Lazy Blogger: Auto Disable
> Synaptic Touch in Ubuntu Hardy"
> Anyway, this instruction was supposed to disable the touchpad when the
> mouse is plugged in.
> Unfortunately, it was for an Ubuntu release named "Hardy" which seems to
> have been current in early 2009, and must have had some files that
> 10.04.1 doesn't, like /etc/X11/xorg.conf and SHMconfig. The
> instructions consist of modifying these files, and adding one.
> Does anyone know how to do this in the current environment?
> To any devs reading here: this would be real nice to have as an option
> in the system. PCLINUXOS has it.
> Finally, is all this going to be obsolete if and when I upgrade in the
> coming weeks when the next version of Ubuntu comes out?
> Blessed are the peacekeepers...for they shall be shot at from both sides. --A.M. Greeley
I believe the following works
touchpad to turn off
type blacklist psmouse
save to /etc/modproebe.d/blacklist-touchpad.conf
turn on or off from keyboard
sudo modprobe -i psmouse
and to turn it back off while still logged in:
$ sudo modprobe -r psmouse
Just my 2c's worth
Cheers the kiwi
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