can I make Linux deactivate laptop's touchpad?
I assume there's some Linux command to deactivate (and reactivate) a laptop's touchpad or other pointing device? I'm using my laptop only on desks and tables, and used the BIOS editor to deactivate the touchpad because I don't need or want it. (This laptop is used, and the trackball is erratic--that's why I bothered to shut it off.) But if I ever need to use it because I don't have a hard surface to use the mouse, I'd have to reboot to get into the BIOS again. I do also have one of those soft round plugs in the middle of the keyboard resembling a pencil eraser (I forget what they're called), but I don't like it any more than a touchpad. (Who prefers laptop native pointing devices to a mouse?)
Last edited by newbiesforever; 11-30-2013 at 12:58 PM.