Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I gave windows up, and now installed Ubuntu and am going to move all my work here. I have my first problem now, which is that I have on my laptop (Toshiba Qosmio F750) a button above the touchpad which is supposed to enable/disable it.

On Windows, this button used to work with a driver. Now on linux, I couldn't find a way to get it working. This button is very important for me, because when I'm typing, I tend to touch the touchpad, which could have bad consequences.

My questions:

1- Is it possible to use that button on linux/ubuntu? 2- If not, what's the most efficient way to enable/disable the touchpad quickly?

Thank you for any efforts.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

You can use:

synclient TouchpadOff=1

to turn it off and:

synclient TouchpadOff=0

to turn on.

On my notebook (Toshiba satellite), the button to control the touchpad works in Ubuntu and I don't remember if I had to do something special...

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.