View Full Version : [ubuntu] sony vaio touchpad

November 26th, 2010, 04:04 PM
so i bought a new sony vaio, PCG-71315L. i installed ubuntu using wubi the other day, because i need to program some stuff in c for class, but the touchpad doesn't work, as in it stays stuck in the middle whenever i try to use ubuntu. any suggestions?

December 31st, 2010, 08:57 AM
I have the same laptop. I fixed the issue by adding i8042.nopnp to the kernel command line as suggested elsewhere. To be specific, open up a terminal and do the following:

sudo nano -w /etc/default/grub
Add i8042.nopnp to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable and save the file.
(i.e. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nopnp")
sudo update-grub
sudo reboot