Disabling touchpad on Dell Latitude with XFCE

Rick Stevens ricks at nerd.com
Fri Nov 11 21:17:15 UTC 2011

On 11/11/2011 10:27 AM, Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
>      Hello,
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 8:32 PM, Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Â I now found that apparently, I have a MultiTouch touchpad. Dell even
>> offers a driver for that for Ubuntu, as a gzipped tarball. I suppose
>> all I need is a MutliTouch driver for F15. I already found one for
>> F13, but it conflicts with my system.
>   While the specs on the Dell website called it "MultiTouch", when I
> installed all the drivers on Windows, it says there the manufacturer
> is Alps Electric. Where can I get a functioning driver for that one?
> Thanks!

The ALPS touchpad works with the Synaptics driver.  You can edit your
xorg.conf file and enable the SHMConfig option

	Option "SHMConfig" "true"

and use the synclient program to poke it.  Or use the stuff I told you
about earlier in this thread.
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