Question / Idea of using Xubuntu on a notebook computer

Michael Lueck mlueck at
Mon Sep 6 09:46:50 UTC 2021


I have been remote for the past couple of weeks... traveling, so away from my desktop computer. For this trip I freshly loaded a ThinkPad with Xubuntu 20.04.2 release.

I prefer to attach an external Logitech mouse to the computer.

Is it possible to intelligently auto disable the built-in pointing stick / pad when the OS detects an external pointing device attached? And for them to re-enable if the external pointing device were 
to become disconnected?

Countless times the built-in pointing devices were picking up unintentional input and trashing my text I was trying to type. Very annoying!

I am thankful,

Michael Lueck
Lueck Data Systems

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