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Date:      Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:07:13 -0400 (EDT)
From:      doug@safeport.com
To:        jd1008 <jd1008@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: turning off the touchpad
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.20.1609091401020.34497@fledge.watson.org>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.20.1609091348240.34497@fledge.watson.org>
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>> On Fri, 9 Sep 2016, jd1008 wrote:
>
>> 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
>
> Thanks for the thought but, nope; no command, package, port, or anywhere in 
> /usr/local. I can find people talking about it but it seems to be gone by 
> 10.3 and xorg 7.7_2.

BTW in googling for synclient, I found the following:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-touchpad.conf

  Section "InputClass"
      Identifier "touchpad"
      Driver "libinput"
      MatchIsTouchpad "on"
      Option "Tapping" "on"
      Option "ButtonMapping" "1 3 2 4 5 6"
  EndSection

The URL is: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Libinput#Configuration. Some 
promise here, I will report back when I can. Much client care and feeding today 
:)

>> 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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