How can I lock the original keyboard of a laptop?

I have a keyboard External How can I lock the built-in keyboard in the laptop with Manjaro

You want to temporarily disable your internal keyboard?

Use xinput to get the name or id of the device, you should see something like this:

$ xinput
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard    id=14   [slave keyboard (3)]

Either will work but the id can change and the name doesn’t, so if you put it in a script then use the name.

To disable it:

xinput disable 14

To re-enable:

xinput enable "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"

This will only last until you logout/reboot.

If you want it to be permanent, you can blacklist it.

echo 'blacklist atkbd' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/kill-atkbd.conf

sudo mkinitcpio -P

After a reboot your internal keyboard will be disabled.


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