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- Disable Touchscreen 1 answer
I have a broken touchscreen that goes crazy when enabled.
Should I add Option "Ignore" "on" to the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf file?
Section "InputClass" Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall" MatchIsTouchscreen "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Driver "evdev" **Option "Ignore" "on"** EndSection
Why cant I just change MatchIsTouchscreen to "off" ???????????????
I have read on a lot of threads that suggest add Option "Ignore" "on". One thread said editing the configuration file can "...blow up xserver!" Is there any truth to that?
If editing this file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf is ok, what is the best method?
1) sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf 2) sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf 3) from files simply follow path to -evdev.conf file and edit and save
I currently run xinput disable "ELAN Touchscreen" in my startup applications, but when my laptop wakes from suspend the touchscreen is enabled. So I either reboot, or struggle to run the command in the terminal; which is a real challenge sometimes when the screen is going crazy.
I know this question has been asked a number of times but I imagine others must be as confused as I am.