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touchpad

Post by rdedic »

Hello! I'm new here and I'm getting tired of linux mint 19.1 my laptop
lenovo ideapad 330 is only 2 months old, and I can not set the tochpad to
work. Pity if someone knows to help me. I'm a beginner in linux. Thank you.

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Re: touchpad

Post by Ottavio »

Have you installed xserver-xorg-input-synaptics?

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Re: touchpad

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Please post results from terminal for

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uname -a; mokutil --sb-state; dmesg | grep -i elan

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:14 am
Please post results from terminal for

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uname -a; mokutil --sb-state; dmesg | grep -i elan

I did not manage to install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics, it turns out that it did not find the package. I'm very bad about linox, because for 20 years I used windows.

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Re: touchpad

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It doesn't matter if that package is found or not, run the command I posted in terminal and post the results

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:22 pm
It doesn't matter if that package is found or not, run the command I posted in terminal and post the results
I did everything you wrote, but none of the toucpad still works.

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Re: touchpad

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You need to post the output from the commands in terminal

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:12 pm
You need to post the output from the commands in terminal

Thank you for your patience, I would have gladly done, but very little is known. I would ask for a little more detail Instruction.

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Re: touchpad

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Open terminal enter

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(uname -a && mokutil --sb-state && dmesg | grep -i elan) | nc termbin.com 9999
Post the termbin URL from terminal in a post

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Open terminal enter

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(uname -a && mokutil --sb-state && dmesg | grep -i elan) | nc termbin.com 9999
Post the termbin URL from terminal in a post
If I understood you well, I got the following url:
Linux buca-Lenovo-ideapad-330-15IGM 4.15.0-48-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 3 08:28:49 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Re: touchpad

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Now post results for mokutil --sb-state and dmesg | grep -i elan

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Now post results for mokutil --sb-state and dmesg | grep -i elan
Thanks to you, I did everything you did after your instruction, but unfortunately my totch pad still does not work.

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Re: touchpad

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rdedic wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:33 am
JeremyB wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Now post results for mokutil --sb-state and dmesg | grep -i elan
Thanks to you, I did everything you did after your instruction, but unfortunately my totch pad still does not work.
rdedic, you do not understand. These instructions are to help give him information from your computer so one can give better advice, the instructions will not fix. Please post the results from the codes JeremyB has instructed you
comadore, pcDOS, hpux, solaris, vms-vax ....blah blah blah..
Yet I'm still a fn nooob

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Re: touchpad

Post by deepakdeshp »

In the worst case of touchpad not working, you can plug in a mouse which should work nicely
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: touchpad

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deepakdeshp wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:11 pm
In the worst case of touchpad not working, you can plug in a mouse which should work nicely
I may have a fix for the touchpad on github but I need to see the results for those two commands as they could have an ID that I don't have in my fix yet, but they are easy to add

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:18 pm
deepakdeshp wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:11 pm
In the worst case of touchpad not working, you can plug in a mouse which should work nicely
I may have a fix for the touchpad on github but I need to see the results for those two commands as they could have an ID that I don't have in my fix yet, but they are easy to add
I thank everyone for their efforts. My laptop lenovo ideapad 330 works great on Windows 10, I installed linux mint 19.1 in dual Boot, everything works perfectly except that tochpad does not work. This laptop has a very specific touchpad driver and I think that linux mint 19.1 does not support this part of the hardware and I think it is blackmailed by windows and that all rights are kept for themselves.

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Re: touchpad

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Put this in terminal and post the terminal contents in a post

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(mokutil --sb-state && dmesg | grep -i elan) | nc termbin.com 9999

The mokutil --sb-state command will say Secure Boot enabled or disabled, my fix won't work with Secure Boot enabled
the dmesg part will tell me what the touchpad identification is as I may have to add it to my source code on github for it to fix your touchpad

I am not posting commands that will fix the touchpad yet, just posting commands to get info to see if my fix will work or if I need to make changes to it for your computer

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:20 pm
Put this in terminal and post the terminal contents in a post

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(mokutil --sb-state && dmesg | grep -i elan) | nc termbin.com 9999

The mokutil --sb-state command will say Secure Boot enabled or disabled, my fix won't work with Secure Boot enabled
the dmesg part will tell me what the touchpad identification is as I may have to add it to my source code on github for it to fix your touchpad

I am not posting commands that will fix the touchpad yet, just posting commands to get info to see if my fix will work or if I need to make changes to it for your computer

I understand you post and here's the results at the terminal I got: buca@buca-Lenovo-ideapad-330-15IGM:~$ (mokutil --sb-state && dmesg | grep -i elan) | nc termbin.com 9999
EFI variables are not supported on this system
buca@buca-Lenovo-ideapad-330-15IGM:~$

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Re: touchpad

Post by JeremyB »

I am not sure if your terminal has an issue that the commands are not running correctly, copy/paste this command into terminal and copy results

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dmesg | grep -i i2c

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Re: touchpad

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JeremyB wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:18 am
I am not sure if your terminal has an issue that the commands are not running correctly, copy/paste this command into terminal and copy results

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dmesg | grep -i i2c


Here are the results at the terminal: buca@buca-Lenovo-ideapad-330-15IGM:~$ dmesg | grep -i i2c
[ 3.025848] i2c /dev entries driver
buca@buca-Lenovo-ideapad-330-15IGM:~$

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