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Old 01-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Touchpad issues (Xorg/xinput)

Trying to work out why my touchpad stopped working today.

- I get no response in desktop (mint cinnamon) except for a fraction of a second after login
- I can pick up the output using `od -x /dev/input/mouse1`
- `xinput --list --long` shows the following:
⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=15 [slave pointer (2)]
This device is disabled
- `xinput test 15` picks up nothing
- `xinput set-prop 15 "Device Enabled" 1` has no effect
- Excerpt from Xorg.0.log here.

Why would the device be showing as disabled in xinput listing? and why can't I enable it through xinput?
Old 01-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

This member at Linux Mint installed synaptiks touch pad manager.

This member solved the touch pad problem in Arch; may provide you with a few more ideas to think on.

You could try the 'Fn' key on your laptop that worked for the member in the Arch forum.
I didn't even try it, but when i use the Fn key to activate my touchpad it works.

Troubleshooting for touchpad

Hope this helps


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