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
/etc/hal/fdi/policy/

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

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

more info read this forum post.

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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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