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Re: Disable touchpad completely in KDE

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 9:21 AM Dan Ritter <dsr@randomstring.org> wrote:
Paul Johnson wrote:
> I'm trying to work out where I can disable the touchpad completely in KDE.
> I can seem to do it when certain devices are plugged in, but there doesn't
> seem to be a way to make it always off.  I've got a trackpoint and the
> touchpad just exists to get in the way.

If your system is using xinput:

xinput will tell you about the I/O devices you have, giving you

xinput list followed by one of those device numbers will give
you lots of output, so you can be sure you've got the right one.

xinput disable followed by that device number should, in fact,
disable it.

Let us know if you aren't using xinput.

 I'm not seeing the touchpad listed.

baloo@wojtek:~$ xinput
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                id=15   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint                     id=16   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PixArt USB Optical Mouse                  id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ CHICONY USB Keyboard                      id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated Camera: Integrated C           id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ ThinkPad Extra Buttons                    id=17   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ CHICONY USB Keyboard                      id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]

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