Disable touchpad (was: Re: switch off auto-selection of text (or what ever it is called ..))

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Wed Dec 27 11:06:10 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-12-27 at 09:59 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:
> So you have an Alps driver.
> Another poster had a Synaptics driver.
> Neither of our Dell owners seems to know what trackpad they have or
> what, if any, driver they are using.
> As I already said: they need to make sure they're using the right
> driver.

I was responding to the question "how do I turn it off". I provided two
ways - use the settings app, which has an actual switch that turns the
touchpad off, or use xinput. The procedure for using xinput includes
identifying the device.

If there is a driver problem, maybe none of the above will work, but
they can at least be attempted.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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