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

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 10:03:23 UTC 2017


On 27 December 2017 at 22:03, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:

> What I was describing was info for ANY trackpad, or at least not
> specifically for an Alps one. The first xinput step ("list")locates the
> device, the second step ("list-props") tells you its name, the third
> step ("set" or "disable") uses the name to disable it.
>
> xinput reads info from the driver and uses it to control the device, so
> if the wrong driver is being used that could stop xinput working
> properly.
>
> You are saying, however, that this procedure will definitely not work
> for Synaptics, even with the correct driver in use?

I don't know for sure. Do you?

The thing is, advice specific to one type of hardware is not very
helpful if the person you're offering it to doesn't have that kind of
hardware. We don't know exactly what they have. They don't know. So we
should tread carefully.

That's all. Not shouting you down, not saying you're wrong.


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