xinput listCouldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
I've tried reinstalling the package to no avail.Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
It worked just as it should yesterday. I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" - Cinnamon (64-bit) on an Acer Aspire v3-571g. Looks like I'm at kernel 3.16.0-38 (3.16.7-ckt10).
If it helps, the touchpad is of type "ELAN PS/2 Port Smart-Pad".
Things I've tried which didn't work:
- Updating to kernel 3.19, which worked for this guy, did not work for me.
- Using xserver-xorg-input-synaptics-lts-trusty as suggested here had no effect.