[ubuntu] Turn off TouchPad completely

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello all, I recently purchased a dm3 from HP, which I love, however I am not able to turn off the touchpad while in Ubuntu 9.10, which I can in Windows using the button right about the touchpad. This is driving me nuts! Just typing this message out the cursor jumped around three times and I have to go back and correct for it. I usually use a wireless mouse, and I want to turn off the touchpad completely. It is not a Synaptics unit, it is an ALPS unit. I have seen a few guides on how to do this, none of which have worked thus far. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (Hardware)