View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trackpad/mouse

July 2nd, 2008, 04:17 AM
I could probably just as easily ask this question in another forum, and I realize that it's probably a basic Linux question but, I have a Serval 4 and I am not a fan of the built-in mouse/trackpad (my hands keep brusing it while typing causing unwanted effects). Is there a way to disable it yet still allow my external USB mouse to work?

July 2nd, 2008, 05:53 AM
in your /etx/X11/xorg.conf file , you will the input device section for touchpad, for me its synaptic touchpad, not sure wat u mite have, just have to comment that line and restart X, in any case backup your xorg.conf

July 2nd, 2008, 03:21 PM
If you go to a terminal and enter this command...

sudo modprobe -r psmouse
...it will disable your mousepad.

To re-enable it...

sudo modprobe psmouse

July 3rd, 2008, 02:00 AM
My wife's new Vostro 1500 the same problem but I just want to change the sensitivity on it not disable it. Any ideas here?
She is getting frustrated that the cursor jumps all over when she is trying to type because her hand skims the touchpad.

July 3rd, 2008, 03:15 PM
Sometimes the settings in System > Prefs > Mouse work for the touchpad. You might want to give that a try if you don't have System > Prefs > Touchpad.