How to disable/re-enable touchpad on toshiba laptops?

golfer golfbuf at
Tue Nov 29 03:49:37 UTC 2005

On 11/28/05, Senectus . <senectus at> wrote:
> I'm finding that the touch pad is causing me problems... Normally
> (under windows) I'd do a combo of the "Fn + F9" keys to disable the
> touch pad at will.

You might try the toshiba linux website to ask if there's some
particular xorg driver for your keys.

> Is there some way to make this work or perhaps some other way to
> change it's parameters?

You could edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to comment out the Input
Device section for your touchpad, and then log out and restart the gui
(usually, hitting <cntl><alt><backspace> will do)


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