My story: I have a laptop with a touchscreen, which is a bit faulty. It jumps the cursor occasionally to one point of the screen. It's annoying, but I managed to find the correct input.
/dev/input/mouse1 < this is the one I should permanently disable in Linux.
How can I do it on Ubuntu 11.04? (Saying the version because the correct answer may vary due to hal/evdev/whatevertheychangestuffdownto software.)