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Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby cebalrai on Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:48 pm

After an apparently random amount of time in Mint 12, my touchpad and buttons stop responding. The only way to recover them is with a reboot. The mouse has no problems. In Mint 11 the touchpad was perfectly fine. Any suggestions? :D
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby serdarmutlu on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:28 pm

I have the same problem. It was fine with Mint 11 but today I installed Mint 12. Everything is fine except touch pad. Please don't suggest about function F7. My netbook is Acer Aspire One D250. Please help.

Thanks for your support.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby Pantsman on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:24 am

I'm currently having the same problem. Went from Linux Mint 11 LXDE, where the touchpad worked fine, to Linux Mint 12, where it stops working at random times. While running the live installer, the touchpad wasn't working right from the start. I plugged in an external mouse to carry out the installation, which worked without a hitch. On subsequent boots, the touchpad works at first but then locks up after a few minutes.

The laptop is an Acer Aspire One D250, like that of the poster above.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby wolverine_tech on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:51 am

Hi,

(I'm assuming that the touchpad options are set properly under 'Mouse Preferences')
Try installing gpointing-devices-settings and tweaking the trackpad settings from there.

On my ThinkPad T61, the touchpad stopped working in Ubuntu 11.10 & LM12 after working flawlessly for a while.
I installed gpointing-devices-settings and upon starting it for the first time, I found that the 'Disable touchpad' option was checked. (No clue why. The settings on Mouse Preferences were normal.) Upon unchecking that box, the trackpad has been working like a champ. Zero problems.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby tsbartle on Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:52 pm

This worked for me, thanks!

Dell v13 running Mint 12 x64
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby Pantsman on Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:39 pm

This worked for me too!
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby hitduizhang on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:45 am

my touch pad not working too.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby resuni on Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:57 am

Didn't work for me. I'm on an Acer Aspire 5250 and that option was not checked in GPointing Device Settings.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby maverick17 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:17 am

wolverine_tech wrote:I installed gpointing-devices-settings and upon starting it for the first time, I found that the 'Disable touchpad' option was checked. (No clue why. The settings on Mouse Preferences were normal.) Upon unchecking that box, the trackpad has been working like a champ. Zero problems.


This fix also worked for me on my Asus K52J laptop with LM12. Thanks!
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby jazz.h on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:05 am

This also happened once on my Acer 722, on the login screen. I restarted and everything was OK then. No more these events afterwards.
Next time I'll try this.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby sherazade on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:39 pm

und noch mal: ich hab das gleiche problem, allerdings wird es schlimmer.
linux mint 12, 32 bit, neu installiert. erst hat das touchpad so nach und nach nicht mehr funktioniert, jetzt schaltet es sich gleich ab, sobald ich mich einlogge. davor hat nen restart geholfen.
übern gast-account geht es noch, aber das ist ja keine lösung :(
systemeinstellungen sind kontrolliert, haken ist nicht an.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby r0berto on Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:14 pm

+1 fixed, so far. Time will tell as it is seemingly random when it drops.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby nspotorno on Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:30 am

Worked for me too !!
thanks pal

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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby michelecic on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:28 am

I had the same problem and installing gpointing-devices-settings worked for me as well (I had the "Disable Touchpad" option selected too). Thanks :D
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby flanagan on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:39 am

For those (especially with Acer laptops) who have tried the gpointing-devices method without success: Have you tried Fn-F7? That function key enables/disables the touchpad.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby peareater on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:22 pm

I can confirm that the gpointing-device-settings fix works on an Asus 1005HA netbook.
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby avinashayyagari on Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:18 pm

Worked well with VAIO CS17G
Thankyou very much!
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby Iamghost on Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:49 am

can someone please direct to where I can learn how to install these types of files I searched around a bit and I'll keep searching but I'm having the touch pad problem and I the file I'm just brand new to all of this so I don't know what to do with a tar.gz file I extracted and did the configure but what do I do with the file that made?
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby dagon on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:25 am

Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings
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Re: Touchpad stops working in Mint 12

Postby dagon on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:31 am

Iamghost wrote:I don't know what to do with a tar.gz file I extracted and did the configure but what do I do with the file that made?

I don't know what file you extracted and how. Nothing wrong in compiling from source but the package is in the repositories so you either type in the command I gave you above or open synaptic package manager and search gpointing-device-settings in there.
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