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touchpad stops working after screensaver or hibernation

Postby catamount04 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:29 pm

Hello,

I am running Mint 14. Whenever my xscreensaver starts, or the pc goes into hibernation, my touchpad stops working. The only thing that will resolve issue is a reboot. I have a gateway Mx6440 laptop. Any help or workarounds are appreciated! :D
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Re: touchpad stops working after screensaver or hibernation

Postby catamount04 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:35 pm

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Re: touchpad stops working after screensaver or hibernation

Postby dsirus5 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:01 pm

gateway mx6436 user - same problem here! been googling around looking at similar problems, but i haven't come across anything that's helped.

here's the output of xinput list:
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dsirus5@NULL ~ $ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                       id=2   [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                 id=4   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                 id=11   [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)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                  id=7   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=8   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                               id=9   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard               id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
dsirus5@NULL ~ $


anybody have any suggestions to a workaround, or further diagnostics we can try to pinpoint where the error lies?
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Re: touchpad stops working after screensaver or hibernation

Postby luedvic on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:24 pm

I have the same issue and have not found a solution yet on any Ubuntu or Mint forums. I had the same issue when I was using Ubuntu as well.
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    Gateway 8510GZ
    Operating System : Linux Mint 14 Nadia
    SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
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Re: touchpad stops working after screensaver or hibernation

Postby sammiam on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:15 pm

;-( I have the same problem, plus I can make it fail.... all I have to do is open a terminal window, and the touchpad totally stops working.... totally frustrating...
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Re: touchpad stops working after screensaver or hibernation

Postby sammiam on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:18 pm

work around:
1) CTRL-ALT-F1
2) log on as root
3) issue the command 'modprobe -r psmouse'
4) issue the command 'modprobe psmouse'
5) ALT-F8 will get you back into your X session..


Not a nice fix, but it is a work around

I also placed the commands in a file, made it executable, and then if I have a terminal open, I can run the script as root and the pointer starts working again...
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Re: touchpad stops working after screensaver or hibernation

Postby luedvic on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:16 pm

Unfortunately this did not work for me after machine wakes up out of suspend mode. :(

sammiam wrote:work around:
1) CTRL-ALT-F1
2) log on as root
3) issue the command 'modprobe -r psmouse'
4) issue the command 'modprobe psmouse'
5) ALT-F8 will get you back into your X session..


Not a nice fix, but it is a work around

I also placed the commands in a file, made it executable, and then if I have a terminal open, I can run the script as root and the pointer starts working again...
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