View Full Version : Trackpad failure - Ubuntu 12 - Reload nescessary Compaq

September 3rd, 2012, 02:52 PM
Hi Ubuntu Community,

My config is a Compaq Presario CQ62, using Ubuntu 12. The trackpad will cease working unexpectedly after a few hours of operation.

Usually there is a bit of load on, and a few Java Applications open (libreoffice, and Firefox feature whenever the fault eventuates).

I have the habit of leaving a Terminal window open, which I have used to reload my trackpad drivers with total success using the following:

To unload psmouse, do:

modprobe -r psmouse

Then reload it, using one of the following commands:

modprobe psmouse proto=bare
modprobe psmouse proto=exps

This is from the page http://www.remastersys.com/forums/index.php?topic=2483.0

can anyone offer a workaround on this very frustrating error?