Ubuntu 9.10 – Disable touchpad

If you want to disable your touchpad on Ubuntu 9.10 then issue the following commnad once:
gconftool-2 --type boolean --set /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/touchpad_enabled false

Then to disable the touchpad issue the following command:
synclient TouchpadOff=1
This command is just active for the session so when you reboot your machine you will have to issue it again.  What I have done is to add it to my Startup Programs.  You will find Startup Programs under System|Preferences|Startup Applications.

One Response to “Ubuntu 9.10 – Disable touchpad”

  1. Robert Ruggiero says:

    These commands were absolutely usless for my Dell XPS M1730 laptop; of course I am using Linux Mint 9 (32 bit ), if that may be the cause

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