[ltp] Turning off the Touchpad

Adam Sloboda linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:31:57 +0200

At Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:01:38 +0200,
Daniel  wrote:
> Hello List,
> is there any way to really turn off the Touchpad in a T43? Of course, I
> can use synclient, xinput or the sysfs interface, but these seem to all
> use the same method. The reason I am asking is that the touchpad, even
> when disabled this way, still generates a lot of wakeups as soon as
> anything gets close - fire up powertop and put your finger on the pad
> to see. So I want to avoid these wakeups and the increased drain on my
> battery. Any way to do this?

This happened on my previous Thinkpad and I believe the only solution
is to take down the palmrest and unplug it.