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Problem disabling Trackpad in BIOS Version 1.22 on Thinkpad T460s

2017-03-01, 0:41 AM

I have set Trackpad to disabled in BIOS menu. This does not completely disable the Trackpad.

The clickpad is disabled but I can still move my cursor with the Trackpad and tap to click.

I want to completely disable the Trackpad.

 

Thinkpad T460s - BIOS Update Version 1.22 - Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop

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Re: Problem disabling Trackpad in BIOS Version 1.22 on Thinkpad T460s

2017-03-02, 17:58 PM

I assume your question is about linux based on your signature.  Unfortunately the BIOS setting is not a hardware disable switch.  It is just a flag which the software (driver) is supposed to follow.  I guess the linux driver may not be following this flag correctly, and leaves some of the features enabled anyway.  You might have better luck asking this question on a linux forum to see if any users have figured something out.  It might be something as simple as a more recent driver, but I don't know for sure.

 

I'm a little bit confused what you mean by TrackPad.  We call the red dot thing, along with the 3 buttons below it, the "TrackPoint".  The larger pad thing below the 3 buttons is "TouchPad".  Which one are you trying to disable?

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Re: Problem disabling Trackpad in BIOS Version 1.22 on Thinkpad T460s

2017-03-02, 18:39 PM

> Unfortunately the BIOS setting is not a hardware disable switch.  It is just a flag which the software (driver) is supposed to follow.

Oh, I assumed it was a hardware switch. This makes sense now.

 

>I'm a little bit confused what you mean by TrackPad.

I wanted to disable TouchPad, got the terminology mixed up with Apple, sorry.

 

Thanks for your information and time!

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