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Old 11-06-2011, 07:55 AM   #1
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how to disable alps touchpad on laptop which not found ?

I have a touchpad with two buttons (if I'm not mistaken it's an Alps,dell inpiron M511*).
it works very slowly, and when i typing it becomes anoying,
Is there any option to disable it?

Driver: synaptics
Os: Slackware 13

$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=7 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation id=9 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ USB OPTICAL MOUSE id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]
Old 11-08-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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On laptops usually blacklisting the 'psmouse' module will disable the touchpad.

So in '/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf' you would add:

blacklist psmouse
then restart. You had better have a mouse plugged in tho, because otherwise you can't move the pointer.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Thanks H_TeXMeX_H !!
I was about to put a hammer through mine. lol
Old 11-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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thanks very much !


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