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wstay
September 27th, 2011, 10:03 AM
I am using Ubuntu 10.04, Kernel Linux 2.6.32-32-generic and Gnome 2.30.2 on my Acer Aspire 4551 Laptop.
The Touch-Pad on my Laptop is very sensitive to use and is very inconvenience to use.
Can someone please advise how do I disable the Touch-Pad on my Laptop?

Captain Smiley Pants
September 27th, 2011, 10:19 AM
Perhaps there is a physical switch on the laptop?

Or you could try this guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad)?

anewguy
September 27th, 2011, 10:27 AM
If you just want to disable the tap-to-click feature this can be done with one of the touchpad configuration tools, such as synaptiks that you will find in the ubuntu software center. While I haven't looked at it yet, it may have an option to totally disable your touchpad as well. Of course you would need an external mouse if you totally disable the touchpad.

Dave ;)