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    Question Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a friend's laptop, it's Acer Aspire One 725. Everything is fine except two issues.

    The mouse touchpad and Brightness controller. The touchpad is not responding and I tried with Ubuntu 12.10 (Beta 2) Live, but no luck. But the touchpad is working fine on Kubuntu 12.04.

    Also when I tried to change the brightness of the screen, it didn't work, but on the screen the level shows changing.

    I upgraded the BIOS thinking it may help. But it didn't. Do you know any solution for this?
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    Re: Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    I have the Acer Aspire One 722- have you tried running

    Code:
    synclient TouchPadOff=0
    in a terminal to get the touchpad working?
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    Re: Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    Pressing Fn+F7 shows the screen animation that the touchpad is turning on or off, but the physical hardware is not working. Will try that code tomorrow when I'll go to him.
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    Re: Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    This post also seems to have been helpful.
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    Re: Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    Followed that post. Did not have any
    Code:
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    so created one. But did not help
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    Re: Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    i had these same problems on an acer aspire 725-0899. I noticed with the touchpad, if you hit Fn-F7 at the login screen before logging in, the touchpad works.
    Last edited by milkacow; October 3rd, 2012 at 07:18 PM.

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    Re: Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    Quote Originally Posted by milkacow View Post
    i had these same problems on an acer aspire 725-0899. I noticed with the touchpad, if you hit Fn-F7 at the login screen before logging in, the touchpad works.

    AWESOME
    IT WORKED....

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    Re: Touchpad & Brightness issue on Acer Aspire One 725

    Quote Originally Posted by omiazad View Post
    AWESOME
    IT WORKED....

    yeah! it worked for me too!

    But there must be a way to have it always on even if netbook restarts... I guess...

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