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scrumpypaul
September 12th, 2008, 11:06 AM
hi

i have a gericom ego laptop.

last night the mouse trackpad was working fine, today it is stuck - no motion, no clicking.

using a usb mouse at the mo which is fine


any ideas how i can fix it?


paul

dhtseany
September 12th, 2008, 03:34 PM
This may seem like a dumb question but does your laptop have a hardware button somewhere on the chassis to turn the trachpad on and off?

Peace
Sean

scrumpypaul
September 12th, 2008, 07:55 PM
hi dhtseany - thanks for your response but i found out how to cure it.

power laptop up on battery, then shut down. remove battery, wait 5 mins, then power up on mains power. this resets the mouse.

k33bz
September 12th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Thats good you got it working with something simple. But if anyone else runs into this problem, they may want to fix it with this:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf


ADD THESE LINES BELOW THE MOUSE SECTION:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
EndSection


ADD THIS LINE IN THE SERVERLAYOUT SECTION:

InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"