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P1 Thinkpad 20MD cannot disable trackpad

2018-12-17, 14:43 PM

In all previous versions of ThinkPads I have been able to disable trackpad in BIOS so that I don't accidentally brush up against it and close or move a window while typing.  This setting was OS agnostic and worked just fine in Linux. 

 
Now with the P1 ThinkPad I've wiped Windows off and disabled the trackpad in BIOS and in Linux the trackpad is still working.  
 
Latest BIOS 1.15.   Any plans to fix your BIOS? 
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Re: P1 Thinkpad 20MD cannot disable trackpad

2018-12-18, 15:01 PM

In Window 10, go to Settings. Devices, Touchpad.  You can disable the device there...

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Re: P1 Thinkpad 20MD cannot disable trackpad

2018-12-18, 15:21 PM

I'm not running Windows and ThinkPads were known for OS agnostic customizations in BIOS such as this. 

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Re: P1 Thinkpad 20MD cannot disable trackpad

2018-12-21, 18:45 PM

Got it figured out.  BIOS does nothing but OS treats the trackpoint and trackpad seperately. 

xinput set-prop 12 "Device Enabled" 0

that's it, done. 

https://askubuntu.com/questions/65951/how-to-disable-the-touchpad

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