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I have a Thinkpad X41 tablet PC on which I installed Ubuntu. Everything works fine, including pen input. However, there is a hardware problem which causes the mouse to erratically jump to the bottom of the screen (the problem occurs under both Windows and Linux). It seems to be linked to humidity or static or something. Since it occurs erratically, I need to disable pen input temporarily.

How do I temporarily disable pen input?

I have seen references to xorg.conf, but I do not see anything there related to pen input.


(Begin xorg.conf without comments)

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Default Screen"
    Monitor 	"Configured Monitor"
    Device  	"Configured Video Device"
    SubSection "Display"
        Virtual 2048 1011
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
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xsetwacom is is a command you can enter in a terminal to set parameters of pens, touchpads etc. Try:xsetwacom list dev and then xsetwacom "<your device> Pen stylus" Stylus off

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