I once disabled my touchpad because I would rub against it while typing and it would move my mouse elsewhere. I have since re-enabled it from the same place (system -> preferences -> pointing device) but it remains disabled at next boot up.
I know it's a per-user setting, because when I logon as another user to the same laptop, touchpad remains enabled..
I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 (Gateway NV53u Laptop), with no problems except that I have lost the ability to scroll with my touchpad on my laptop.
Running xinput list shows that there is a PS/2 Mouse and AlpsPS/2 ALPS Glidepoint. Also, going through the Mouse and Pointer Device options, I see touchpad options, which I can fiddle with, but have no visible change.
Hello. I'm having a pretty annoying problem. I can't seem to disable clicking on my laptop's touchpad. I went into the Gnome mouse settings, but the Enable mouse clicks with touchpad option is checked and grayed out. I have also tried to edit my xorg.conf, but there is nothing in it! Lastly, I've tried to edit 10-synaptics.fdi file, but that didn't do much.
I prefer a mouse and dislike touchpad, so I'd like to disable the touchpad on this laptop, but I need to be able to re-enable it if the mouse is unavailable (dead battery, forgot to pack it or whatever).
I can easily disable the touchpad in KDE, but would need to know a simple way to re-enable it from CLI if needed. Does anyone kow a simple command to do so?