I absolutely hate laptop touchpads and for the life of me cannot disable mine under OpenSuse v11 KDE4 (or Gnome)! It is unbelievably annoying for me. It continually interferes when I’m typing, etc. I’ve tried all of the normal edits to xorg.conf, but no change. I’ve commented out the touchpad section completely in xorg, but again, no change.
Also, even though “Option SHMConfig on” is correctly entered into xorg.conf, I keep receiving error messages that it is not active when trying to execute commands to turn off the touchpad.
After commenting-out the touchpad in xorg.conf, it removes the touchpad entry in “SaX2-Hardware-Mouse Models”, but the touchpad keeps right on working!
I have completely removed all mouse references from xorg.conf and the stupid touchpad STILL works. Is there another driver or config file in openSUSE v11 that can control the mice and override the xorg settings? I’d even consider completely uninstalling all the drivers for the touchpad in Suse because I never use it. I prefer using a wireless mouse.
Please… any and all help would being honestly appreciated!
I’ve tried it with and without, I now have it back to the initial settings and no matter what I’ve tried, the touchpad continues to work (get in the way) and I always get the above error message for SHMConfig.
There has to be “something” else controlling this touchpad and it must be interfering with the other services. Is there a way to list ALL of the active mouse drivers and config services that are loaded? Is there another system configuration file that would deal with loading mouse drivers besides xorg?
Install gsynaptics rpm from the standard repos. It’s a Gnome tool. But it works fine in KDE too and seems to be independent of the Desktop Environment. It works for me including “tapping” on off. There’s also a standard RPM called “touchfreeze” for disabling tap-to-click
Hi! Disable Touchpad I have an Acer TravelMate 7720G and first i tried with Touchfreeze but unfortunately with but it did not work for me… So before i found this thread I searched in RPM and found gsynaptics… I am using Suse 11.2 KDE version and everything works out excellent since i have installed all optionals for restricted formats for Suse 11.2 Restricted Formats - openSUSE-Community