How to disable the touch-pad on Ubuntu

I generally HATE the touch-pad but it can still prove being useful at some situations.

So here are 2 different ways to enable/disable your touch-pad on Ubuntu (I tried this on 11.10 x64, Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop only but I suppose it should work on other systems just fine)


1. Install the touch-pad indicator
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator
Then start the touch-pad indicator from "Applications Search" Ubuntu application.



2. Remove the touch-pad module

That's it !

Sources:
  1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad
  2. http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/05/how-to-disable-enabletouchpad-in-ubuntu.html

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