I know there are many other posts and forums concerning this, but I tried most of their suggestions and can't get it to work.
I got a new laptop and installed a fresh Ubuntu 16.04. I don't like the trackpad because I like mice better and I don't like it when the trackpad interferes when I'm typing. I've seen posts that ask how to turn it off only when typing, but I really just want it off permanently.
The two most common answers I've seen are:
1.) Toggle the on/off switch under "Mouse & Touchpad" in Settings.
xinput list, then
xinput set-prop DEVICEID "Device Enabled" 0
Neither of these worked, but they did both temporarily disable the mouse, but if I touched it a certain way it would start working again. It's hard to describe, but I have a feeling that I might have multiple touchpad drivers or something.
This is the output from
xinput list, I tried disabling 13 but I didn't want to mess around with it too much and break anything.
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Logitech M545/M546 id=9 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ALP0011:00 044E:120C id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint id=13 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HP HD Camera id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HP Wireless hotkeys id=14 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HP WMI hotkeys id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]
I don't want to physically disable/unplug the touchpad because I don't want to go ripping apart my new laptop.