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    Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    Hey you all.
    After a recent update my laptop blavked out and refused to boot. Therefore I did a clean install, which has been causing me problems ever since. The most recent version that I can get near to installing and get to work is 12.04. Here, however the touchpad doesn't work. It didn't either on my previous installation, but back then I got it to work. I've been trying to find the fix, but can't find anything that works.
    I can get the pointer to move, but it's extremely laggy, and totally unusable.

    Can anyone help with a fix?

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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    I can get the pointer to move, but it's extremely laggy, and totally unusable.
    "I can get.." - means you have to do something to make it move or is it movable by default, just laggy?

    Please show us the output of -
    Code:
    xinput
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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    "I can get.." - means you have to do something to make it move or is it movable by default, just laggy?

    Please show us the output of -
    Code:
    xinput
    Hey.
    Thanks for answering
    By that I mean that I have to touch the touchpad to make it move Sorry for the unclarity.

    xinput gives
    Code:
    jonas@nidlap:~$ xinput
    ⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
    ⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                	id=13	[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)]
        ↳ HD WebCam                               	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys                        	id=14	[slave  keyboard (3)]

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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    From looking through other threads (where you were actually the one to come up with the solution) I tried
    Code:
    echo "blacklist acer_wmi" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    As well as
    Code:
    xinput --float "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad"
    xinput --reattach "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" "Virtual core pointer"
    None of them with any luck.

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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Nidding View Post
    By that I mean that I have to touch the touchpad to make it move Sorry for the unclarity.
    What?? Really?? Sooo.. outdated..
    Mine here moves by my brain-waves !

    Anyway, here's one more common fix, although this one, as well as the ones you tried are all supposed to fix a 'totally dead' touchpad, while yours is just laggy.

    Please also try -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv psmouse
    sudo modprobe -v psmouse
    If that doesn't help, next -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv psmouse
    sudo modprobe -v psmouse proto=imps
    If still no improvement, please post the outputs of -
    Code:
    synclient
    dmesg | grep -i touchpad
    lsmod
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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    What?? Really?? Sooo.. outdated..
    Mine here moves by my brain-waves !
    Whoa! Gotta go out and get me one of them soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    If that doesn't help, next -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv psmouse
    sudo modprobe -v psmouse proto=imps
    This works for me
    The only thing is that it stops after reboot.

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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Nidding View Post
    This works for me
    The only thing is that it stops after reboot.
    To make it permanent, create a conf file -
    Code:
    echo "options psmouse proto=imps" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf
    It will be automatically loaded with the "proto=imps" parameter since next boot.

    Those whom it works for, often state that it breaks some functionality of the touchpad, like two finger scroll and maybe more.

    But why should I tell you that if you are happy with it? No I won't let you know, so that you easily mark the thread as [SOLVED].
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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    Yeah, well. Now at least I can point and click. It would be nice to have those features working, but then again, I'd way rather have a mouse that can do the most basic stuff than no mouse at all

    Thanks a lot for the help

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    Re: Touchpad not working. Easynote TE. Ubuntu 12.04

    Anytime !
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