how to disable touchpad on asus laptop running 11.10?

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Dec 3 02:56:27 UTC 2011

On 12/02/2011 01:49 PM, Pastor JW wrote:
> On Thursday, December 01, 2011 1:12:05 pm NoOp wrote:
>> On 12/01/2011 11:34 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> >   the touchpad on my asus G74S is so sensitive that when i'm typing,
>> > 
>> > even a slight brush of the pad is recognized.  first impression is to
>> > simply disable it entirely and use an external mouse, but when i
>> > googled, i found this:
>> > 
>> >
>> > 
>> >   i like the idea of being able to say, simply disable the touchpad
>> > 
>> > while i'm typing.  in any event, what is the *recommended* way to
>> > disable the touchpad?  is that gconftool invocation considered a
>> > reasonable approach?  thanks.
> I could never get it turned off in Ubuntu so I taped a credit card over it.  

I didn't write *any* of what you attributed.

Doesn't much matter as Robert must have turned off his entire keyboard
in the process (he's not replied) & I like the good use of a credit
card. :-) But please mind your attributions in the future.

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