I'm using a Lenovo x230 laptop which features a touchpad and a trackpoint. I love the trackpoint and dislike the touchpad -- I continuously hit it with my thumb.
I would like to disable the touchpad, but leave everything else working. I've tried using xinput by putting the following in my .xinitrc:
$ xinput --disable 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad'
This works, however, after a few minutes, the touchpad becomes enabled again. I'm not sure why this is happening. Is this the best way to persistently disable the touchpad?