View Full Version : [ubuntu] Please help me get my TouchPad working

November 25th, 2010, 07:53 PM
I'm running 10.04 LTS on my Lenovo V460. The TouchPad does not work,

I had it working (mostly) at one point. It recently stopped working - it may be related to an update, I'm not sure.

One help page said to use 'gpointing-device-settings'. It doesn't like the TouchPad:

** (gpointing-device-settings:2035): CRITICAL **: gpds_ui_new: assertion `module != NULL' failed

** (gpointing-device-settings:2035): CRITICAL **: gpds_ui_is_available: assertion `GPDS_IS_UI(ui)' failed

(gpointing-device-settings:2035): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

The device is recognized, tpconfig can find it (but it doesn't seem to help, rather it makes it worse):
sudo tpconfig
[sudo] password for ########:
Found Synaptics Touchpad.
Firmware: 8.96 (multiple-byte mode).
Right now it's doing nothing, except for occasionally moving the cursor to random locations when my hand gets near the space bar...

Please help.