I'm running Mint 17 Mate on a new HP250 laptop. I can turn off the touchpad by typing the following from terminal:
Now I want to disable the touchpad automatically each time I log on. I tried adding the above line, exactly as shown, to /etc/rc.local by using sudo gedit, but the system still boots with an active touchpad. I'm not too hot on scripting and I don't know if I've used the incorrect format or if I've chosen the wrong file to add this command to. What is the most suitable script file to use and what should the command look like?