View Full Version : installing ubuntu gpointing devices - disabling managing trackpad in unbuntu

12-31-2011, 04:30 PM
Hi - Any trick to do this ?
This looks like a good alternative and the guy said it works any other suggestions as I need to get it able to
be disabled at least


You can download the devian package and install it from here


just chose your architecture, download and install it:

To install a .deb file, simply double click on it, and then select Install Package

Or you can also install a .deb file by opening a terminal and typing:

sudo dpkg -i package_file.deb

12-31-2011, 05:11 PM
I'm not sure what you're asking, or what "disabling managing trackpad in ubuntu" means? I run debian squeeze on my G74, and I have my trackpad disabled through the BIOS all of the time (except when travelling). Unlike with Windows the keyboard stays active when you boot into Linux with the pad disabled in BIOS (Windows locks up the keyboard after BIOS-disabling the pad).
Debian is not ubuntu either, so what you propose ubuntu doing in the title may not be done in the same way in Debian.

12-31-2011, 05:23 PM
hey apparently ubuntu can use the debian binaries. I Just want to disable it in ubuntu as its tough to type as you can see had to edit the message lol

01-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Go to your xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 and look for a line like

InputDevice "TouchPad" "CorePointer"

and try commenting out "TouchPad". Restart X.

All this and more good info here -> http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Synaptics_Touchpad
Even some tips on disabling the pad while typing too.

01-02-2012, 01:25 AM
Thanks was able to install some proggie to disable it when mouse is plugged in all good now