It’s taken me longer than I would’ve liked to work this one out but I’ve finally managed to disable the trackpad on my Lenovo X131e while still leaving the trackpoint (stick) working.
If you’re running a graphical environment then you’ve most likely already
completed this step, but if not, you need to add the following to your
Enable Synaptics Support
You’ll then need to enable synaptics support by adding the following to your
This gives you access to the additional synaptics configuration values covered on the FreeBSD wiki.
Disable Tap To Click
Aragon on the FreeBSD forums suggests
adding the following to
/etc/sysctl.conf to disable tap to click. It works
really well but isn’t really what I was looking for:
I wanted to totally disable the trackpad so I could use the trackpoint and
keyboard without ever even moving the mouse. I found adding the following to
/etc/sysctl.conf works really well for this. Let me know if you have
a more elegant / correct solutions for this:
This sets the
min_pressure to be the same as the
Update - 26/07/2017
I thought I might as well add this here as it’s not really worth it’s own post.
Enable Middle Button Scrolling
The Trackpoint is a pain to use if you don’t have middle button scrolling
enabled. To get this working simply add the following to your
$ man moused ... -V Enable 'Virtual Scrolling'. With this option set, holding the middle mouse button down will cause motion to be interpreted as scrolling. Use the -U option to set the distance the mouse must move before the scrolling mode is activated and the -L option to set the scrolling speed. ...