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Old 11th June 2013
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Based on my own prior research and this prior post
Thinkpad nvram in NetBSD I have been under the impression that a custom kernel was needed.

In Arch Touchpad Wiki it is possible to disable the touchpad upon external mouse detection.

I also believe that some notebooks have a Fn Key to disable the touch pad.
You may be able to use something like xdotool(1) run in .xinitrc/.xsession to disable when starting X.org. Note that xdotool is wip in NetBSD and the referenced manpage is from FreeBSD.
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