[plug] Is it possible to disable trackpad on laptop?

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Sun Nov 18 15:07:02 WST 2007

I am using the psmouse module for the touchpad on a sony laptop - I just
remove the module when I need to - when booting or suspend/resume using
tuxonice it auto loads the driver so overall its convenient and
fuss-free.  Been thinking of using sudo and a desktop icon to allow a 1
click "kill mouse" like I do with some other stuff.  I mostly use an
external mouse, but occasionally need the touchpad so doing it this way
is convenient.


On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 07:33 +0800, David Buddrige wrote:
> Hi all,
> I run Ubuntu on my laptop, but a constant annoyance is the trackpad.
> When I am typing I invariably [accidentally] bump the trackpad which
> usually changes the window focus to whereever the mouse pointer
> happens to be at that time.
> I use a plug in mouse with my laptop and was wondering if anyone knew
> how to disable the trackpad on the laptop.  I've had a look through
> the menus etc a few times but have not been able to figure out how [or
> if] it can be done?
> Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
> thanks 
> David. 8-) 
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William Kenworthy <billk at iinet.net.au>
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