Touchscreen disable

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niginis
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Touchscreen disable

Post#1 by niginis » 03 Feb 2019, 15:52

Good morning!

I have an old PC (Sony VAIO Duo 11) with a faulty hard drive. In addition, the PC also has a touchscreen functionality which doesn't work properly (i.e. every 5-10 seconds it moves the pointer to the left corner and performs left click action). I'm fine to use it with a mouse, i.e. turning touchscreen off.

I have installed Porteus on a flash drive and connected it to the PC. Everything seems to work perfectly apart from the issue with the touchscreen.

I used some other Linux distributions in past and to disable the touchscreen I used 'xinput disable # [the number of the touchscreen in the system]' command (Terminal). Also, I read that potentially touchscreen could be disabled through changes to xorg.conf file, however, I cannot locate it and never tried this method.

Would you be so kind as to advise the best way to disable the touchscreen?

Many thanks,
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