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brodiewells
October 3rd, 2010, 11:45 AM
I have a Toshiba NB305 netbook with a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 NBR. The touch pad mouse froze in the middle of working, and would not come back even with a restart. It will come back after a full shutdown, but freezes again after a few minutes. A USB mouse works, but i have a kid that makes using it a pain.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much.

Hippytaff
October 3rd, 2010, 02:17 PM
what does


xinput list

return

brodiewells
October 3rd, 2010, 02:38 PM
d:~$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation id=10 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ USB 2.0 Camera id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
Oh wow, it's not there. So, why would it see it for a few minutes and then lose it? Thank you so much for looking into this.

Hippytaff
October 3rd, 2010, 02:55 PM
I don't know much about this but it might be driver issue...would need to research it, but a shot it the dark I'd try



sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
in the first instance

brodiewells
October 3rd, 2010, 02:59 PM
I tried that but I get this


0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Thanks again.

Hippytaff
October 3rd, 2010, 03:04 PM
try



sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings


if it still doesn't work try



sudo apt-get install touchfreeze

brodiewells
October 3rd, 2010, 04:20 PM
I tried the first one and restarted. Again it worked for about a minute and then quit.

I now have a new mouse menu under accessories tho. Playing around with it makes no difference.

The mouse does show up with the xinput list now tho



xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=10 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ HID 1241:1166 id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ USB 2.0 Camera id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]

amjjawad
October 3rd, 2010, 04:25 PM
I'm not quite sure but I guess it's from the laptop itself. What made me think that is one of my friends has Toshiba laptop and he has Windows 7 (before had Vista) and he's suffering from the same issue. He said his pad works only when he formats his HD.

I know it's irrelevant but the same guy was also complaining about his Wireless Connection as it's always disconnected on Toshiba Laptop. I'm not saying Toshiba is bad, I'm just saying some functions may not work probably sometimes.

brodiewells
October 3rd, 2010, 04:38 PM
Now I tried the second one and it does not work either. Now the gpointing-device-settings does not show the mouse anymore. And it does not show in the xinput list either.

brodiewells
October 3rd, 2010, 06:45 PM
I have tried everything. I have even tried using an old kernel image from when it was working. Does anyone know if there is a way to use a windows driver on ubuntu? Because it looks like there is a new one from toshiba.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2523339&rpn=PLL3AU&modelFilter=NB305-N410BL&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=2336267

amjjawad
October 3rd, 2010, 06:58 PM
Does anyone know if there is a way to use a windows driver on ubuntu?

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2523339&rpn=PLL3AU&modelFilter=NB305-N410BL&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=2336267

I don't think it's possible.

brodiewells
October 16th, 2010, 03:56 PM
So, nothing huh? I feel like I can't be the only one with this problem. It's like the mouse got got shut off internally and there is no way to turn it back on. This is my wifes computer and a USB mouose is not a viable option. We have a 2 year old running around pulling on cables all day.