Sunday, October 9, 2016

Linux mint disable touch screen

If you use a linux distro like Linux Mint and a device with touch screen support and you don't want to use it any more for any reason, you can disable touch screen by making a modification on your system. To disable touch screen for Linux Mint (and possible for some other Linux systems) open terminal and enter this command:
sudo pluma /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
pluma is the name of editor in Linux Mint so if your system uses another one or you prefer another editor replace its name (ie. nano)

Find the section in file related to touch screen and comment it like this:
#Section "InputClass"
#        Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
#        MatchIsTouchscreen "on"
#        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
#        Driver "evdev"
Save the file and exit editor after commenting the related section. Restart your computer and after now you should be running your device with touch screen disabled.

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