I just upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 (from 16.04 TLS). I've had problems with my track stick since I own this laptop (Toshiba Portège): the pointer moves all over the screen when it's not disabled. Previously I would fix this by disabling the device
xinput disable <device number>
However, the pointer stick doesn't show up in the list when I run
xinput. Neither does my touchpad, by the way.
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ xwayland-pointer:13 id=6 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ xwayland-relative-pointer:13 id=7 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ xwayland-keyboard:13 id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
Someone else had a similar question, which unfortunately has not been answered: Ubuntu 17.10 - Mouse not showing in xinput
So my question would be: does anyone know an alternative solution to disabling the track stick without xinput?
Thanks in advance!