xserver-xorg.synaptics question

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Mon Apr 27 17:17:57 PDT 2015

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 07:15:05PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings all;
> Can someone tell me how to edit the /usr/share/X11/50-synaptics.conf 
> file, which when copied to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, will disable it totally?

what exactly do you want to do? ignore the device completely? 

Section "InputClass"
   Identifier "ignore touchpads"
   MatchDriver "synaptics"
   Option "Ignore" "on"


> That thing is so sensitive it can cause a focus grab away from what you 
> are trying to do while the nearest part of a hovering over it hand is 
> still an inch or more away from actually touching it.
> It is a major pita on my old HP dv5120us laptop, when I have to go grab 
> the mouse, find it on screen, and then reclick on the terminal screen I 
> am using before I can type another character.
> Hints please.
> Thank you.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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