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Old 12-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
atkinrl
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hardware detection


I just installed ubuntu on a gateway MP8708 laptop and the touchpad does not work. How do I get the hardware detected?
 
Old 12-22-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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Hello atkinrl, welcome to LQ,

which version of Ubuntu did you install? could you please open a terminal and execute the following commands (and post the ouput here):
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uname -a
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lspci -k
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lsusb
Markus
 
Old 12-23-2012, 05:29 AM   #3
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Hi there,

I had same problem of touchpad not being detected however, I had Sony Vaio. I don't know if this is going to work but give it a try.

1. Edit /etc/default/grub to include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.nopnp"
2. Run: sudo update-grub
3. Reboot.

if it doesn't have a look at these links
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=vaio+series

P.S.:- As markush suggested its better you let us know which version of ubuntu you installed.


Thanks, hope it works.
 
  


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