turning off the touchpad
doug at fledge.watson.org
Fri Sep 9 17:51:38 UTC 2016
On Fri, 9 Sep 2016, jd1008 wrote:
> Do you have the command
> in /bin or /usr/bin or /sbin or /usr/sbin ...etc ???
> If yes, then you can turn it off and on with that command.
> synclient Touchpadoff=1 # turn it off
> synclient Touchpadoff=0 # turn it on
Thanks for the thought but, nope; no command, package, port, or anywhere in
/usr/local. I can find people talking about it but it seems to be gone by 10.3
and xorg 7.7_2.
> On 09/09/2016 11:02 AM, doug wrote:
>> 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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