Look into gsynaptics. You can install it from the terminal with the command yum install gsynaptics
. There will then be a menu item under System > Preferences > Hardware called Touchpad
. When you run Touchpad for the first time you'll probably get an error message. You will need to add a line to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
file to the bottom of the section that looks like this:
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "SHMConfig" "True" <--- Add this line
Then you can run Touchpad again and use it to disable the touchpad. You may find that you need to log out and back in for settings to take effect.