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Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:07 am
by Kikito
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!

Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:30 pm
by jvalleroy
This just happened to me as well. I think this is the relevant bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/868400

Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:15 pm
by awg_ilyas
Tired the said solution. I can confirm it does not work on my Acer Aspire 4820TG.

Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:39 pm
by Kikito
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.

Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:40 pm
by godzemo
I can confirm that turning off "Disable touchpad while typing" fixes the problem for me- suggests that the problem is related to that feature.

Re: Touchpad Stops Working Randomly

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:12 pm
by Kikito
The problem does reappear occassionally, though, which makes me sad and annoyed. Still, nothing that takes more than a few seconds to fix, really.