Disable touchpad on mouse connect

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Fri Dec 19 05:15:44 UTC 2008

Catalin David <c.david at jacobs-university.de> wrote:

> I would like to disable the touchpad of my laptop when the mouse is 
> connected. So, I thought of doing my own script that runs on startup and 
> would do that. As far as I know, this can be done by rmmod-ing the 
> module that takes care of the touchpad. The problem is I don't know 
> which one it is (attached you can find my lsmod) and I would need your 
> help with this. If this is not possible via rmmod, could you suggest 
> another method (since my laptop is rather dumb and does not have a 
> disable touchpad key)?

In 8.10 this seems to be done using xinput, see

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