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 ~ $
sammiam wrote:work around:
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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