turning off the touchpad [solved]

Aleksander Alekseev afiskon at devzen.ru
Fri Sep 23 07:18:22 UTC 2016

> This turns out to be easy. I got pointed to the answer from the freebsd-x11 
> list. Use 'xinput list' to get the id of the psm device and then
>     xinput set-prop 8 "Device Enabled" 0
> will disable it. I suppose that means adding an InputDevice section to 
> /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ should also work. I could not figure out the 
> options from the man page however.

Note that this can turn off not only touchpad but all mouse devices in
your system. I personally turn off touchpad this way:

sysctl hw.psm.synaptics.touchpad_off=1

This will not work unless you have:


... in your /boot/loader.conf

Best regards,
Aleksander Alekseev

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