I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z using Ubuntu operating system - how do I disable the touch-pad click
1/Paste this code in a file named (randomly ) touchpad.sh file :
#!/bin/sh # # My touchpad for some reason is being reported as a wheel mouse instead of a touchpad so # that is the string I search for to get the deviceid # DEVICE_ID=`xinput -list | grep -i "wheel mouse" | grep id= | sed 's/.*id=\([0-9]*\).*/\1/' ` if xinput -list-props $DEVICE_ID | grep "Device Enabled" | grep "1$" > /dev/null then xinput set-int-prop $DEVICE_ID "Device Enabled" 8 0 else xinput set-int-prop $DEVICE_ID "Device Enabled" 8 1 fi
2/ enable executing
sudo chmod 755 touchpad.sh
3/System --> Preferences --> Keyboard Shortcuts
Create a shortcut to execute this file with command similar
As an update to this : I have tried to access system>mouse and select the touchpad tab. There isn't one!
I have searched the internet and tried changing xorg.conf. This does not work. I am using ubuntu 10.04 and have also tried with 10.10
We have solved this problem by upgrading to ubuntu 10.10. Ian had not upgraded but posted that the system had been upgraded expecting the problem to still exist.
If anyone comes looking for a solution to a similar problem:
You could try installing this package called
gpointing-device-settings from the repositories. Then open up System->Preferences->Pointing Devices and configure your touchpad/mouse however you wish to.