I need to install Ubuntu without touch screen support on a touch screen laptop due to a cracked display. I have seen multiple posts with various work arounds, code bits and kludges to turn it off, once installed. I don't want touch screen support turned on in the first place. After one builds a watch, one should not have to disassemble it to start it working. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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To disable the touchscreen, follow these steps after you install Ubuntu :

  1. Edit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf.
  2. Add Option "Ignore" "on" to the end of touchscreen section.
  3. Reboot.
  • Is it possible to prevent initial touchscreen activation? With a cracked touchscreen, it may not be possible to control the laptop in order to edit the configuration.
    – Ben
    Mar 1, 2017 at 19:26
  • Thank you for the response, however after I install 17.10 it is not possible to launch any app or edit anything due to the active nature of the cracked touch screen. So I need to modifiy some sort of installation configuration file to prevent touchscreen support from being activated during the install. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    – Ben
    Dec 30, 2017 at 15:05

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