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Old 05-02-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
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HP G42 Touchpad help - Linux mint 10

Just today my touch pad has stopped working. I have touchpad indicator installed and it has been working as promised, disabling the touch pad when the mouse is plugged in and then enabling the pad once it is removed.

For some reason it has stopped working and I cannot get the touch pad to work at all now. I have tried the following:

1. re-installing the touchpad indicator apt and updating it. Nothing. Configured it and nothing. Een clicking on the indicator and clicking 'enable touchpad' has no effect.
2. Made sure the touchpad is enabled in the keyboard menu and nothing.
3. Checked 'pointing devices' and made sure the touchpad is on.
4. typed 'touchpad' in synaptic and seems everything is fine.

Any ideas? I am not sure what happened but really want my touch pad back. Running mint 10 gnome 32.

Thank you
Old 05-03-2011, 01:43 AM   #2
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Does it still show up in /proc/bus/input/devices ?
Old 05-04-2011, 08:56 AM   #3
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Hello this is what I am getting, looks like it is there.

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button"
P: Phys=PNP0C0C/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input0
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event0 
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000
N: Name="Lid Switch"
P: Phys=PNP0C0D/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input1
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event1 
B: EV=21
B: SW=1

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button"
P: Phys=LNXPWRBN/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input2
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event2 
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio0/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input3
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=sysrq kbd event3 
B: EV=120013
B: KEY=20000 0 20 0 0 0 0 500f 2100002 3803078 f900d401 feffffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe
B: MSC=10
B: LED=7

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0006 Version=0000
N: Name="Video Bus"
P: Phys=LNXVIDEO/video/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event4 
B: EV=3
B: KEY=3e000b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0458 Product=003a Version=0111
N: Name="Genius Optical Mouse"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:13.0-2/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.0/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.0/input/input5
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event5 
B: EV=17
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=103
B: MSC=10

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0000 Version=0000
N: Name="HP WMI hotkeys"
P: Phys=wmi/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input6
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event6 
B: EV=23
B: KEY=40 0 0 0 7 0 0 2100400 0 0 0 0
B: SW=22

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=04f2 Product=b1aa Version=5954
N: Name="HP Webcam-101"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:12.2-3/button
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-3/1-3:1.0/input/input7
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event7 
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0 0 0 0

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01b1
N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event8 
B: EV=b
B: KEY=420 0 30000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=11000003
Thank you for any help you can offer
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Any help with this? I am planning on upgrading to Mint 11 when it comes out, but I would like to know what has happened


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