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I do NOT want the touchpad, ever. Apart from taking the PC apart and physically removing the connection, and that remains a possibility, what can I do? I have tried commenting out all the lines in /etc/X11/xorg.conf but nothing happens.
My netbook has a Synaptics touchpad, the most common type. Whereas upon checking, your Asus b43f laptop has an Elantech touchpad, one that I've not heard of before.
I do NOT want the touchpad, ever. Apart from taking the PC apart and physically removing the connection, and that remains a possibility,
Yes, I agree entirely. Whenever I reinstall, disabling that touchpad is the first order of business. But the methods I've used may not work on your Elantech touchpad device. But searching on Google with "linux elantech touchpad ~disable" suggests that others have had the same problem too, with solutions.
I use Debian, and gpointing-device-settings is a settings gui for pointing devices, that might work with Elantech. Not sure if that package is in your repos though.
Does not show a touchpad? But shows info mouse.
Did you have a mouse plugged in? From what little I've read about Elantech, they've found a hacky way to make it work with the Synaptics drivers. But they say it doesn't always show up in 'xinput list' as Elantech. Sometimes as Synaptics, or sometimes as a mouse instead.
For future reference, what sometimes works is if the pad is seen by the synaptic client. You can tell with
If it lists some stuff, the touchpad is seen by by the synaptics driver. (ELantech should work with the synaptic, as should Sentelic--both becoming more popular with some of the ultra books, and fortunately, some of the kernel folks are adding support.)
Now, if this particular mouse works with synaptics,