Disable touchpad in Kubuntu 8.10 Intrepid

Kubuntu intrepid changed some of its settings and I can’t use my old method to disable my touchpad of my laptop. To overcome this problem,

sudo apt-get install gsynaptics

After that download shmconfig.fdi.tar.gz

extract the files and copy to

restart your Kubuntu, and after login, go to Konsole and type

You can disable your touchpad using the GUI. Hope this helps 🙂

more info read this forum post.


One Response

  1. From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad :

    The easiest way to disable the Touchpad for X.Org system-wide, is to uninstall the package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics.

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