How to disable the touchscreen on any Linux Operating System (Ubuntu,Fedora,Arch etc.)



In this little tutorial i will explain how to disable the touchscreen on any linux operating system using xinput command and xorg configuration.

23 thoughts on “How to disable the touchscreen on any Linux Operating System (Ubuntu,Fedora,Arch etc.)

  1. Hello there, If you are unable to disable touchscreen due to kate or blank text document. For those having trouble with kate try gedit and If you are using ubuntu 18.04, type 40-libinput.conf instead of 10-evdev-conf
    Detail: sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf
    then find the name of your touchscreen in section manually and right below 'Driver "libinput" ' line add this code Option "Ignore" "on"

  2. I don't have "Kate", and I could not install it either for that purpose (I got an error message when tring to install it, telling me that I'd have to configure something manually, which I'm sure would take me days to figure out how to do). My text editor though seems to be called "Text Editor", but simply replacing "kate" in your instructions by either "Text Editor" or "text editor" or "texteditor" (or whatever I should type) doesn't seem to do the job. Thanks for trying, but your video wasn't of any help.

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