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    Trackpad problems

    Hello,
    After a clean install on a Samsung NP370R5E-A03FR (this is commercialised in France), the trackpad is no longer operative. It worked during installation. I've been through a number of the simpler fixes with no success (system settings, function keys etc.). It seems to me that, while the installation uses a generic driver, which works fine, once installed there must be a samsung module which, for whatever reason, does not work. Now, I'd like to go back to the module which was working during installation. In short, I'd appreciate it if someone could help me:
    1. find out which module is responsible for the trackpad problems;
    2. blacklist it;
    3. provide a fallback option (perhaps this is automatic)
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Trackpad problems

    Have you tried

    Code:
    synclient TouchPadOff=0
    May as well cover the basics first.

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    Re: Trackpad problems

    Thanks, I'll give this a go... I'm not in front of the computer, which is my daughter's, but will report back soon!
    Thanks again

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    Re: Trackpad problems

    No luck there, apparently: the touchpad remains entirely unresponsive...

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    Re: Trackpad problems

    But synclient IS installed, it seems?

    Please post the output of

    Code:
    xinput list
    Thanks.

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    Re: Trackpad problems

    My daughter informs me that, after she plugged in a Wacom graphic tablet, the trackpad began working and has, touch wood, been functioning correctly since. Looks as if some switch was "off" that should have been "on". I'm sorry I can't be more precise, but don't have direct access to the machine.
    Thanks again for your help, cortman... I've learnt a bit about trackpad support on the way!

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    Re: Trackpad problems

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigma1 View Post
    My daughter informs me that, after she plugged in a Wacom graphic tablet, the trackpad began working and has, touch wood, been functioning correctly since. Looks as if some switch was "off" that should have been "on". I'm sorry I can't be more precise, but don't have direct access to the machine.
    Thanks again for your help, cortman... I've learnt a bit about trackpad support on the way!
    Good to hear it's working, that's the main goal! Glad I could be of help.
    Good luck!

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