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

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Fri Dec 29 20:36:23 UTC 2017


On 29/12/17 13:44, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 29 December 2017 at 00:29, Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:
> 
>>
>> Still doesn't identify itself by name, but now
>>
>>> peter at pentacle ~ $ xinput list-props "DLL07BE:01 06CB:7A13 Touchpad"
> 
> Aha, now we have something we can work with!
> 
> So that means it's _not_ being properly detected by the kernel. That
> is a generic USB device ID. Googling it leads to lots of info...

Thanks very much for all this. Some of those pages I had found already 
by other routes. I'll dig deeper into the others.

///Peter


> Overcoming boot problems (and trackpad & more):
> 
> http://wiki.yobi.be/wiki/Laptop_Dell_XPS_15
> 
> Other people are having trackpad problems:
> 
> http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3525/t/20018093
> 
> Here's one set of work-arounds:
> 
> https://www.glitchsys.com/linuxmint18-1-ubuntu16-04_dellprecision5510/
> 
> Lots of things to try on this one:
> 
> https://github.com/ruebenramirez/blog/issues/367
> 
> Someone's (presumably, since they shared it) working config file, but
> no details about what/how/why...
> 
> https://gist.github.com/jarlah/a4deac8aafeccc8147ff77fdb3673851
> 
> 



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