Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Installing first updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Potential for touchpad problems?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Beans
    18

    Installing first updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Potential for touchpad problems?

    I just installed Ubuntu and ran the first round of updates and rebooted. I'm not having any problems as of yet, but in Googling Ubuntu 12.04 updates, I see a lot of people are having issues. Is there anything I need to avoid installing with my setup? (See setup below.)

    Also, I had some issues with an unresponsive touchpad when using netbootin on a flash drive. I saw the forums had dozens of similar questions. Since my touchpad is working now, is there any reason (or update) that might cause it to stop working in the future? Is it coincidental that my touchpad problems always occurred when I had no internet connection?


    First time Linux user
    Installed Ubuntu 12.04 on 5 Aug 2012
    Ubuntu installed on 32 GB flash drive
    HP Pavilion dv6z-2100

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Installing first updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Potential for touchpad problems?

    What you've asked is somewhat vague. Any update can, potentially, cause or solve problems with any component. That said, updates are tested first, and if an update had needed to be avoided, it wouldn't have been offered in the first place.

    Welcome to the forums.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Beans
    18

    Re: Installing first updates for Ubuntu 12.04. Potential for touchpad problems?

    I'm guessing my unresponsive touchpad problems were caused by running Ubuntu from the flash drive, i.e. "trying it" instead of fully installing it to a flash drive.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •