[Solved] Touchpad not working!

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[Solved] Touchpad not working!

Post by 0ffTopic » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:36 am

Hi guys!

I have an ASUS N55SL laptop and I've just installed Linux Mint 12.
First of all, to install it and boot it I have to add acpi=off on the boot parameters and now if I tell him to shutdown he just turns off the screen and I have to press the power button so he totally shuts down.

My real problem is the touchpad, its not detected, and I don't know what to do to get it detected by the system!

Any help will be appreciated

Cheers
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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by revdjenk » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:51 am

OffTopic

Welcome to Mint12! (well, let's hope to make it better!)

go here and follow the instructions ... it worked for me.
http://ev3n.com/touchpad-not-working-linux.html

God Bless
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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by 0ffTopic » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:24 pm

Hi Doug

Thanks for your reply, but unfortunatly my touchpad is still not working.
I spent these days looking for a solution, but nothing until now, just got keep searching!

If anyone knows anything please reply! :D

God Bless

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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by daddysleepybird » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:46 pm

If you open LXTerminal, and type the command:

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cat /proc/bus/input/devices

Do you see your touchpad listed there? I know the touchpad in my ASUS is made by Synaptics.

Also, are you sure it's not disabled via a hardware switch? I accidently hit Fn and F3 together once and disabled mine without knowing.

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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by Inkit » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:47 am

Have you also checked in the touchpad settings to see if the sensitivity is right. If you have the habit of being a little heavy handed with the touchpad, its sensitivity drops and you need to increase it for it to work.
Just a thought.

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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by 0ffTopic » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:50 am

Hi daddysleepybird

I've already had tried that command to check it, it does not detects my touchpad
I have a synaptics touchpad too and on the keyboard it says that the key to activate/deactivate the touchpad is F9.
Tried Fn + F9 and Fn + F3 (as you said) and still is does not detect it.

Hi Inkit

My touchpad does not have settings since it is not detected and I'm sure I'm pretty gentil with him :p

Thank you both.

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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by daddysleepybird » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:14 am

So weird!

I'm new to Mint, but I think, if it's not being detected, then the kernel (or module?) is to blame. You could try

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
To see if you can upgarde your kernel to the latest in the repos.

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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by 0ffTopic » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:02 pm

I put those commands in the console, wait for it to update, reboot and still nothing :S

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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by 0ffTopic » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:51 am

other thing that I notice now, is that the battery state icon, is not shown on the upper corner next to the date :S

EDIT: as I said before I have to put acpi=off so I can boot into linux, as much as I been reading in foruns about this new battery icon problem, battery notifications only work with acpi turned on, so in conclusion, if I turn acpi on, I have battery information but if I do I wont be able to start linux :p

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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by AlbertP » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:18 am

Is your touchpad perhaps an Alps one?

Then please download the driver for the latest Alps touchpads from http://people.canonical.com/~sforshee/a ... 10_all.deb
Just double-click that file to install it.

(You can also upgrade your kernel to 3.2 to get it working)
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Re: Touchpad not working!

Post by 0ffTopic » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:42 am

Hi guys

First thank you all that lost time helping me out!

I found the solution thanks to AbertP's partial solution, my touch pad is Synaptics but the update kernel suggestion was the thing!

The solution was updating the kernel to 3.3.0.
I went to this repositorie and download the files:
linux-headers-3.3.0-030300-generic_3.3.0-030300.201203182135_amd64.deb
linux-headers-3.3.0-030300_3.3.0-030300.201203182135_all.deb
linux-image-3.3.0-030300-generic_3.3.0-030300.201203182135_amd64.deb

NOTE: I have a 64bit edition, be sure to download the rigth architecture.

Then follow the steps in this link and then rebooted, and voila. :D

Thanks again!

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