Disable Touchpad

Hello ive got a Lenovo x121e Laptop and i want to diable the touchpad and only use the trackpoint. But somehow i cant disable it in the Settings

Does anybody know how to do that

Thank you

RJD123

Can’t you disable it via a switch or a FN+key combination?

System Settings>Input Devices>Touchpad>Enable/Disable Touchpad

No this doesnt work there is no button where i can disable it, it only disables when i plug in a usb mouse.

thank you for your help.

Can’t you disable it in the thinkpad bios?

Have you tried all of the touch-pad control panels for KDE?
kcm-touchpad
kcm_touchpad
synaptiks

I’m not sure if this is available in frontier, but there is also this: touchpadtoggle
https://github.com/thriqon/touchpadtoggle
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/touchpadtoggle/

kcm-touchpad alias kde-touchpad is already included in frontier.
What you can of course do is use the command line

synclient TouchpadOff=1

to disable the touchpad. You can put this command in the autostart if you want to permanently disable the touchpad (except for the login screen)

kcm-touchpad, kcm_touchpad and synaptiks are actually all different KDE Command Modules, that’s why I asked if he tried them all.

touchpadtoggle available in the AUR and from git hub actually use synclient to toggle the touchpad, I’m just not sure if it is available for Ubuntu and/or derivatives or not.

this may also work:

[code]Completely disabling Touchpad
Some systems don’t have the option to permanently disable the touchpad via BIOS or it’s located in an external keyboard. To fully disable you can do the following:

Determine the device id (the device name should be something with touchpad or glidepoint)

xinput list
Disable it (e.g. here the device id is 15)

xinput set-prop 15 “Device Enabled” 0
You may run the command during session startup[/code]

A search here reveals it all: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=touchpad&searchon=names&suite=trusty&section=all

I already knew this, but thanks for the link anyway. :slight_smile:

Here are links for the other two I was referring to:

synaptiks: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/kde-config-touchpad/
available in the software center

kcm_touchpad: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/kcm_touchpad?content=113335
available via a PPA with the package name kcmtouchpad: https://launchpad.net/~mishaaq/+archive/ubuntu/ppa