howto: re-enable touchpad from cli

I hate the touchpad on this laptop and use a wireless mouse at all times, but I don’t dare disable the touchpad for fear of having forgotten to pack the mouse, dead mouse battery or whatever.

If I were to disable the touchpad (very easy in KDE 4.4.4) could I re-enable it from CLI in an emergency?


I’m the same – I disable the touchpad. But if I need to, I can reenable it with the command “gsynaptics”. But of course, you have to install the RPM gsynaptics for this to work.

Thanks Swerdna! (again)

Note: The method offered by Ash25 at howto needed: re-enable touchpad from CLI works well too.