turning off the touchpad
doug at fledge.watson.org
Fri Sep 9 17:02:23 UTC 2016
With the lastest version of Xorg they seem to have removed the ability to do
this. AFAIK from google, the x11 mailing list and X.org this is not considered
an issue or a bug. I found some stuff in FreeBSD 11.0 with sysctrls that might
work there (although their issue was turning it on, if only...) those controls
do not exist in FreeBSD 10.3.
It appears that the change in integrating all support for pointing devices in a
single driver. In my 10.1 system the touchpad was supported by a driver using
ps2 interface, so adding [moused_port="/dev/ums0"] to rc.conf fixed the problem.
I am posting here as I hope someone has found a workaround. On some laptops (esp
mine) it is very hard to touch type and miss the touchpad. I wish you could turn
it off in the BIOS, but no such luck.
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