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

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu Dec 28 10:31:06 UTC 2017

Liam Proven wrote:
> 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?

I can confirm that Karls description works for a Synaptics touchpad - I 
have tried it ...


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