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May 14th, 2011, 11:44 PM

I just wondering if someone in the linux specifically ubuntu community accomplish on locking the mouse pad built in in the laptop just like in the windows where you can Fn+lock if im not using it and using a usb mouse instead. mine is an asus laptop.

Thanks for any reply..

May 15th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Below is the procedure i used to accomplished my objective:

1. issue command #xinput list

⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ USB Optical Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ USB 2.0 Camera id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Asus Laptop extra buttons id=15 [slave keyboa2. Determine touchpad mouse ID in my case i had two mouse the USB mouse and the touchpad. the touchpad is
ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse id=13 [slave pointer (2)] 3. Disable the touchpad using id 13 in the above result. Issue this command to disable

xinput set-int-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 8 04. To enable back again the touchpad change the value of 0 to 1 in the above command like this one.
xinput set-int-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 8 15. The disable command well be reset upon reboot. to make it easy to me i used alias like
alias moff='xinput set-int-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 8 0' ---> disable
alias mon='xinput set-int-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 8 1' ---> enable or create keyboard shortcut its up to you..

My laptop is ASUS U30JC

Thanks for reading.