So, I am used to disabling my touchpad send-events on external mouse via gsettings, and even when trying with dconf-editor, it no longer works.

Thus I am stuck disabling the touchpad with

synclient TouchPadOff=1 

And honestly, it's a huge bother.

Anyone else?

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It sounds like your touchpad has switched to using the synaptics driver instead of the libinput driver.

You could try removing the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package if it is installed. The libinput driver will already be installed, so it should be a case of removing this package and then rebooting for the libinput driver to be picked up.

  • So, I have removed the package you suggested, now, is it a matter of rebooting and having the libinput driver just work, or is there a libinput package that I should be installing? Aug 25, 2017 at 14:44
  • Okay, so to answer my question, yes, I rebooted and it now works. Thank you. Aug 25, 2017 at 14:49
  • Sorry, it was late last night when I wrote this answer. I've updated my answer to include that information. If you're happy with it, you could mark it as the accepted answer. Aug 25, 2017 at 16:34

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