View Full Version : 12.04 Problem with touchpad and related packages

December 28th, 2013, 12:07 PM

I started investigating why my touchpad-indicator (https://launchpad.net/touchpad-indicator) is not working. I googled and found some pages mentioning xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package might be not installed.

I ran

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

And recieved an error i do not know how to fix :

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics : Depends: xorg-input-abi-16
Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

How can i figure out how to fix this?

I am using ubuntu 64bit 12.04

December 29th, 2013, 11:03 AM
Weird thing is - i'm not sure if this is even an issue any more. Sure - i could not install the package, but after reinstalling touchpad-indicator and rebooting computer it is working again...