I have wireless USB keyboard and mouse combo.

I need a way to disable mouse while leaving keyboard function working and a way to enable it again after some time.

I don't use X and I can't make it in desktop space as I use plain EGL, so it has to be done deeper, I guess in kernel space.

I tried to play with /sys/bus/usb/* stuff and I managed only to disable whole USB device, but that wasn't what I need as both keyboard and mouse were disabled.

Any ideas?

  • Could you post the output of lsusb -t
    – user.dz
    Feb 23 '15 at 21:05

Maybe zap the driver:

sudo modprobe -r psmouse #run without the -r to reenable
  • This would work if I use psmouse module, but I don't :(
    – 10robinho
    Sep 7 '15 at 7:10
  • Then find what module you're using. lsmod | grep -iP '(mouse|touch|pointer)' or something like that.
    – PSkocik
    Sep 7 '15 at 7:16
  • I don't use it as module, it's build it kernel as HID USB driver. But that is good idea, I will investigate in that way.
    – 10robinho
    Sep 7 '15 at 9:11

Does your mouse have an off switch on the bottom of it? I used to use a logitech m185 and both the keyboard and the mouse came as a combination with 1 usb. Both also had an on and off switch.

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