Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

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Kikito
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Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

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Hello!

From about a week ago, my touchpad suddenly stops working whenever I'm using the computer. I've noticed it happens when I'm using Firefox, but it also happens that I use Firefox a lot of the time so it could just be coincidence. Curiously the trackpoint and its buttons work just fine, as do my mouse when I plug it in after the problem occurs. Also, it seems that if I log out and back in, the problem sort of goes away for a while.

I am using a Lenovo Thinkpad L512. I'm running Linux Mint 12 with Gnome Shell.

Thanks in advance and do tell me if the output of any terminal command would be useful!
jvalleroy
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Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

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This just happened to me as well. I think this is the relevant bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/868400
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Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

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Tired the said solution. I can confirm it does not work on my Acer Aspire 4820TG.
Kikito
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Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

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I mucked about with the touchpad settings in the Mouse and Touchpad area. Unclicked the "Disable touchpad while typing" option for a while thn turned it back on. The problem hasn't resurfaced since. We'll see how this goes.
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Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

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I can confirm that turning off "Disable touchpad while typing" fixes the problem for me- suggests that the problem is related to that feature.
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Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

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The problem does reappear occassionally, though, which makes me sad and annoyed. Still, nothing that takes more than a few seconds to fix, really.
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