My touchpad is constantly killing me and messing with me. Thankfully I got a mouse for that and the touchpad of my MSI GS70 Stealthpro is crap (no joke, it is probably the worst part of the machine).
My Ubuntu is
- Open a Terminal
- Detect the Touchpad from the presented list
- As you can see my Touchpad has
id=14so to kill it
xinput set-prop 14 "Device Enabled" 0
- Repeat everytime you want to kill it, or create a bash sript for it.