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Old 10-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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touchpad no longer works

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Compaq laptop. My touchpad suddenly stopped working on my user account. It works during login and it works for my guest account. I can use an external mouse. I installed "touchpad-indicator". It shows the touchpad as disabled but the enable command does not work. I entered the command:
gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled true
This command did nothing. If anyone could help I would be very greatful.
Old 10-26-2012, 01:24 AM   #2
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Backup your configs and move them away. They are located in hidden files in your home directory (~). Not the best answer and not applicable if you invested lot of time tweaking them, but should work.
Old 10-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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problem solved

Thank you Elv13. I deleted the dconf folder which was located in ~/.config/. When I logged out and back in a new dconf folder had been created and the problem was solved.


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