Upgrade to 12.1 Stops Pointer in Console and X
I have a problem similar to that posted by kg6hno. Yesterday I upgraded my Sony Vaio notebook to 12.1 and the touchpad no longer works in neither the console nor when X is started. I use Xfce as the desktop/window manager.
I read through the CHANGES_AND_HINTS file but saw nothing applicable. Reading the gpm man page suggested changes to xorg.conf and rc.gpm. I tried those without fixing the problem.
Your help is needed.