Ok, I've tried all the standard help suggestions on Ubuntu Forums and searched the forums themselves for an answer. Nothing has worked. I've tried powerpc utils, gsynaptics and a host of other apps and command line tools. I've also tried FN+F Keys. Nothing worked.
I have a PowerBook g4 that I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 upon. The trackpad screws up my typing every time, and I just want to disable the trackpad.
I've had ubuntu on this laptop before and I had a way to disable the trackpad, but after many years and a reinstall of ubuntu (10.04 in this case), I don't remember and can't find information on how to disable the trackpad. As I remember, last time I had to go into xorg.conf and modify something to "0" to disable trackpad. Xorg.conf looks completely different now from last time I modified it years ago and there is nothing I can find to modify the trackpad to disable it.
PLEASE help. I really want to use my PowerBook G4 ubuntu 10.04, but the trackpad constantly gets in the way of my typing and it is just useless with the trackpad engaged.
FYI: Gsynaptics gave me an error message when it was installed, so I can't get to system/preferences/trackpad....even though I'm not sure I can disable the whole trackpad there anyway, which is what I want to do.
Also: When I run xinput list the trackpad is listed as "ABD Mouse".
Thank you in advance.