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I have just purchased a new laptop, Mint 17 is OS.
Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce N15S-GV (825M) 1GB Graphics
Processor: INTEL I5 4210M
Harddrive: Seagate SSHD 1TB Hybrid SATA
Optical Drives: SATA DVD Writer
Operating System: Compatible with Win 7 & Win 8.1
The touchpad is completely non-responsive, the cursor is frozen.
I haven't used a mouse on my own hardware for years, have not got one. However, I have just ordered one and just hope it will work with the Mint 17 OS.
I will be grateful to learn of any action that will enable the touchpad.
Could it be you disabled the touchpad with the fn keys?
Thank you for your reply, I am really grateful, and, oh, how I wish you were right. The company which built the laptop and loaded Mint 17 for me (although they do not support Linux, which had not been explained before I bought the laptop) were not able to help.
Having searched to see whether there were others with the same or similar problem, I have wondered whether it could possibly have something to dowith the Nvidia graphics but I do not know how to investigate or resolve it.