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Acer laptop touch-pad not recognized

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:13 pm
by natchezjohn
Have a new acer Swift 1 SF113-31-P6YV . I installed mint mate 19.1 and touch pad is not working or even recognized in Control Center. I opend a ubuntu mate live session and the touch pad works just fine and appears in the control panel. I have reinstalled the driver and it worked but on reboot it fails again. I did the lxxxx (whatever) thingee in the terminal and the touch pad does not appear. OH!!! It does work with the linux mint 19.1 live usb

Re: Acer laptop touch-pad not recognized

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:51 pm
by natchezjohn
I decided this would be one (of the many) times it might be faster and easier to reinstall than to fight it. Did so and touch pad is OK. I won't close the post till a few uses and restarts to be sure.

Re: Acer laptop touch-pad not recognized

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:40 pm
by natchezjohn
WELL!! I'm glad I didn't close the post. On the second reboot it's gone again!

Re: Acer laptop touch-pad not recognized

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:58 pm
by thx-1138
...see if your BIOS has a setting to change the touchpad from Advanced to Basic.
This is known to work for various Swift models, hopefully yours as well.

Re: Acer laptop touch-pad not recognized

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:21 pm
by natchezjohn
Thanks thx IT WORKED