View Full Version : [ubuntu] DELL Inspiron N4030 Trackpad Problem

February 26th, 2011, 02:25 AM
As the topic title states, I have a Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop, and the trackpad is getting detectd as a standard PS/2 mouse, however the laptop's "disable trackpad" button brings up the notification window saying trackpad has been disabled, it's still enabled.

I also can use side-scrolling, or any other features without Ubuntu recognizing it.

Here's the output from xinput

xbarry@Barry-Laptop-Ubuntu:~$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Logitech USB Receiver id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Logitech USB Receiver id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=14 [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)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_0.3M id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]

What should I do?

March 5th, 2011, 08:50 PM
I'm bumping this because I still can't figure this out, and it is driving me absolutely nuts.

April 6th, 2011, 12:42 PM
I still don't know what's going on. Could I please get some help here?

April 13th, 2011, 10:26 AM
Please help me! Linux offers me everything I need (Except for netflix) and it runs so much faster for me on this laptop than Windows does. The only thing keeping me from it is this stupid touchpad not working right, and I have no idea what to do. Help? D:

May 5th, 2011, 11:23 PM
This issue is closed now. I upgraded to Natty and the trackpad works again

February 28th, 2012, 04:37 PM
I take it you didn't get it to work in older versions? I have the same lappy running 10.04 and it also thinks it's a regular mouse.

Any suggestions short of upgrading the OS (which I certainly won't do until 12.04 for various reasons)?