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Old 02-22-2017, 03:21 AM   #1
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Touchpad not working on new install of Linux Mint 18!


i have a USB mouse working fine and for the most part it's better to use than the touchpad but I still want the touchpad to work. I tried the live version and it didn't work. Was hoping it would when I installed it but it still doesn't. I have tried several things. I added a parameter into

/etc/defaults/grub

about i8042.noloop and that didn't work. I then seen another fix and added a few more options but still nothing.

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop"


I tried pressing the buttons Fn+F4 seems to be the one for the touchpad on this particular laptop. Does nothing.

The laptop is a Fujitsu Lifebook A Series. Core i3. Had Windows 10 on it and running fine well as fine as Windows 10 would let it

Can anyone shed any light onto this problem?
 
Old 02-22-2017, 04:20 AM   #2
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Is the touchpad listed via
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xinput list
 
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FWIW, I found this thread
http://askubuntu.com/questions/53390...n-ubuntu-14-04
suggesting slightly different boot parameters...
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i8042.notimeout i8042.nomux
 
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Last couple of installs I did I had to turn on the touchpad - the buttons work by default, but not the surface. Not sure if this applies to Mint, but just try going to settings.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 05:42 AM   #5
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Here is the output of xinput list. it seems to be there alright but something must be stopping it from working.

⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ USB Optical Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Fujitsu FUJ02E3 id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Fujitsu FUJ02B1 id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ FJ Camera id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]

Last edited by breadbin; 02-22-2017 at 05:44 AM. Reason: formatting
 
Old 02-22-2017, 05:46 AM   #6
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Last couple of installs I did I had to turn on the touchpad - the buttons work by default, but not the surface. Not sure if this applies to Mint, but just try going to settings.
I tried that but the "Enable Touchpad" toggle is on. I tried turning it off and then on again but nothing happened.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 05:56 AM   #7
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FWIW, I found this thread
http://askubuntu.com/questions/53390...n-ubuntu-14-04
suggesting slightly different boot parameters...
Code:
i8042.notimeout i8042.nomux
well thanks ferrari,this worked. there were 2 lines in the grub file, these two

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop"

I decided to put the parameters in the "default" line and append them to the 'quiet splash' instead of having their own line. I guessed the default list of parameters would be the one that is used. so for whatever reason it is not reading the parameters on the next line. works like a charm now - thanks.
 
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Yes, GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT is the place to put the additional kernel boot parameters. Glad to read that adding those parameters worked for you.
 
  


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