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Date:      Fri, 9 Sep 2016 11:37:10 -0600
From:      jd1008 <jd1008@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: turning off the touchpad
Message-ID:  <57D2F346.9040508@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.20.1609091250140.34497@fledge.watson.org>
References:  <alpine.BSF.2.20.1609091250140.34497@fledge.watson.org>

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Do you have the command

  synclient

in /bin or /usr/bin or /sbin or /usr/sbin ...etc ???

If yes, then you can turn it off and on with that command.

synclient  Touchpadoff=1  # turn it off
synclient  Touchpadoff=0  # turn it on

On 09/09/2016 11:02 AM, doug wrote:
> With the lastest version of Xorg they seem to have removed the ability 
> to do this. AFAIK from google, the x11 mailing list and X.org this is 
> not considered an issue or a bug. I found some stuff in FreeBSD 11.0 
> with sysctrls that might work there (although their issue was turning 
> it on, if only...) those controls do not exist in FreeBSD 10.3.
>
> It appears that the change in integrating all support for pointing 
> devices in a single driver. In my 10.1 system the touchpad was 
> supported by a driver using ps2 interface, so adding 
> [moused_port="/dev/ums0"] to rc.conf fixed the problem.
>
> I am posting here as I hope someone has found a workaround. On some 
> laptops (esp mine) it is very hard to touch type and miss the 
> touchpad. I wish you could turn it off in the BIOS, but no such luck.
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