Disabling trackpoint in Lenovo Thinkpad

This question came up in Fedoraforum sometime back and the following is from my notes on how the trackpoint can be disabled in Lenovo Thinkpad. It might be similar in other laptops but I have not tested in any others.

Step 1: Identify the trackpoint

$ xinput list

Virtual core pointerid=2[master pointer  (3)]
Virtual core XTEST pointerid=4[slave  pointer  (2)]
PS/2+USB Mouseid=10[slave  pointer  (2)]
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPadid=12[slave  pointer  (2)]
TPPS/2 IBM TrackPointid=13[slave  pointer  (2)]
[ ... ]

Step 2: Look up device properties

$ xinput list-props 13
Device 'TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint':
Device Enabled (141):1

Step 3: Disable the trackpoint

Long form of the command

$ xinput set-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Device Enabled" 0

Short form of the command

$ xinput set-prop 13 141 0


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