Saturday, September 22, 2007

Disable touchpad on MSI S271

I have sometimes been frustrated on the high sensitivity of the touchpad at the MSI S271. Since its not a synaptic I have not had any way to disable it, I thought. Stupid me, it is very easy. I read this blog today and got annoyed why I did not thought of this my self.

To disable it:
sudo rmmod psmouse

You will still be able to use any USB pointer device.

To enable the touchpad again:
sudo modprobe psmouse

I have verified this on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty), but it should work on any modern Linux. Once in the future I will connect this to some key combination.

1 comment:

Magnus Runesson said...

See the follow up about toggling the touchpad using shortcut keys here.