One of the first thing I do whenever I install a new OS is to disable the annoying touchpad on the laptop. It always seem to get in my way while typing.
The following steps has been tested on Arch Linux, it should however also work on other distributions of Linux.
1) Find out the name of your touchpad device. Mine is “Elantech Touchpad”.
2) Replace “Your touchpad here” in the following script with the name of your touchpad device and save it as ‘trackpad-toggle.sh’.
3) Make the bash script executable, run it and add it to your autostart list.
4) Note that it is a toggle script. You can also assign a specific key binding to toggle touchpad on or off.comments powered by Disqus All data and information provided on this page is for informational purposes only. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this page and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.