Disable or Enable Touchpad in Kubuntu 7.10

Install “ksynaptics” using Adept or apt-get.

and then add

Option "SHMConfig" "on"

in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. This is the section to add:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"

Restart your system and you will see Synaptics icon in your taskbar. Right click, and then uncheck “Enable Touchpad”.

That’s all 🙂


One Response

  1. […] Hardy (8.04) Posted on May 5, 2008 by kurniawano Previously in Kubuntu Gutsy (7.10), I used Ksynaptics to disable and enable my laptop touchpad, and it works perfectly. Unfortunately, it is no longer supported in […]

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