Disabling touchpad on Dell Latitude with XFCE

Oliver Ruebenacker curoli at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 22:45:20 UTC 2011


  I got a new Dell Latitude laptop with a touchpad and installed a
fresh F15-XFCE. The computer is difficult to use, because it is almost
impossible to type anything without touching the touchpad, and the
slightest touch will result in a unwanted and sometimes disastrous
mouse click (in contrast with the mouse keys, which need to be pressed
rather forcefully).

  I already installed gpointing-device-settings, which does not
recognize the touchpad.

  I saw some instructions to install two more packages with "pacman".
I don't know that one and Google only finds the arcade game, and I'm
not sure whether the instructions are only for Gnome or also for XFCE.

  What can I do? Thanks!

     Take care

Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org)
SBPAX: Turning Bio Knowledge into Math Models (http://www.sbpax.org)

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