I am not a fan of the trackpad/touchpad and I want to turn it off while using Ubuntu and I can't figure out how. I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 8 with a dual boot option of Ubuntu 12.10.
The Dell Touchpad Properties show:
"Driver" Driver Provider: Alps Driver Date: 7/12/12 Driver Version: 8.1200.101.209 Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility publisher "General" Device type: Mice and other pointing devices Manufacturer: Alps Electric Location: plugged into PS/2 mouse port
In Windows 8 the Fn shortcut is Fn+F3 and that works but in Ubuntu it does not, even though a red box appears in the top right corner indicating it may have. It shows a trackpad icon with an X when the Fn key are pressed.
When I go into system settings, there is only a tab for mouse and nothing for the touchpad.
I've tried several methods listed here and nothing seems to work.