How to disable touchpad on Linux

Sometimes it feels like your hardware is not co-operating and trying to argue with you. Which can be really annoying. My touchpad is always detecting my palm while trying to use the keyboard and moves the cursor to an unknown location… So I would like to let you know the easy trick to disable and enable input devices on Linux.

If you want to disable a device which is connected or integrated with your computer on Linux you can check out xinput command. To view all xinput devices you can use the command “xinput list” the output of it on my desktop computer looks like this.

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