Re: need to disable laptop touchpad completely: 80+ year old debian user touches it by accident
I assume that there is no disable button on the touchpad itself.
Try using 'tpconfig --sleep=1'. On many touch pads it will disable it.
If it works, to make it permanent do the following as root:
1. Create file named /etc/init.d/killtouchpad
The file should contain:
2. "chmod +755 /etc/init.d/killtouchpad"
3. "update-rc.d killtouchpad start 98 S ." (note the dot it is important)