The touchpad icon has an X through it, and when I turn the laptop on a little box comes up saying that the touchpad is off because an external mouse is detected. Once installed it shows up in KDE control centre. The time now is Did this solve your problem? Visit the following links:

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Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. The touch pad can be disabled once. Maybe it’s too late, but i have also an i and my touchpad it’s working well. Sorry this didn’t help. Section “ServerLayout” Identifier “X. My drivers are all up to date and there is no mousepad to disable.

Might be worth a try assuming you’re running KDE. User Replied on September 30, Originally Posted by devcpu0 Maybe it’s too late, but i have also an i and my touchpad it’s working well. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.


Log in or Sign up. There is usually a setting in the synaptics touchpad to disable touchpad when a mouse is inserted.

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You can look at your synaptics driver settings using ‘synclient’, a command line application. You can also manipulate your settings using synclient, and then make your changes permanent by adding insppiron to your xorg. This thread is locked.

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Any option to disable the touchpad is a Dell or bios option, nothing to do with win7. I have the same question 1.


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Insprion joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Does anyone know how to permantly disable the touch pad? Anyway, forgive me for rambling. Linux – Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop?

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