Problems with touchpad on ThinkPad x230

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Problems with touchpad on ThinkPad x230

Post by juju515 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:14 pm

running: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon v.3.8.9 kernel: 4.15.0-38-generic on a TouchPad x230

Hello guys,

I have a problem that's confusing me.
I installed LM 19 some 3 months ago and everything was running great.
But last 2 weeks it started randomly freezing (reboot only option) and touch pad is acting weird.

I found a topic on this forum from 2011 that's about exact same problem as I have: viewtopic.php?t=64001

in the last comment is the topic above the guy said:
UPDATE:

It did it twice again. It seems to follow this pattern:
1) Video and audio stop playing.
2) Unplugging laptop causes hard freeze. Nothing works. Reboot is only option
3) After reboot, touchpad no longer works. Mouse does.
4) Hibernating/sleeping makes it work again. (I Think.)

My question is....why?!
and then the topic was locked without solution...
I have the exact same issue...

and it only started last week or so...
does anyone have any idea what to do?


Thanks in advance
OJM

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