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Old 11-20-2016, 04:09 PM   #1
geronimo48
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Installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for the first time on my laptop and the touchpad does not work


Hello,

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my i7 Acer laptop last Friday. The touchpad does not allow me to scroll. It recognizes (albeit limited) clicking.

It worked a couple of times on startup and then quickly stopped working. I have tried editing the GRUB file and including the i8402 command in various iterations that I found on the web. I am stumped. I tried several other flavors of Linux live so that I would not have to reinstall anything and the darn touchpad does not work on anything.

I have an Elantech touchpad. The last time I checked, the system does recognize the touchpad.

Would any of you have any suggestions. I really like the option of using Linux and I welcome any suggestions.

After a horrible Windows experience I am looking for options.

Thanks!
 
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