Disable laptop touchpad

Jonas Norlander jonorland at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 15:57:34 GMT 2010

On 1 February 2010 16:40, Neil Winchurst <barnaby at drofle.com> 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,

There usually is an option in the BIOS to enable or disable the
touchpad. Have you checked there?

/ Jonas

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