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    HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    Hey, not so sure what happened but this is how i think what happened. A friend got annoyed while typing that he moved the mouse, or something, and clicked the physical touchpad lock button on my HP DV5 laptop. After unlocking it, it wouldn't work, neither the keyboard :S. So after a hard restart it worked again! Woo! but unfortunately it doesn't work once I logged in. So a usb mouse works! but its annoying to have to use a usb mouse when your on the run. If I lock the touchpad again, and unlock it, the keyboard wont work, neither will a usb mouse. Or it does but its funny, you can only click on windows, close buttons, minimize, ect. And browser tabs. But not on my applications menu, neither will keyboard shortcuts work, neither anything on the panels. So only hard reboots!

    1. Touchpad doesn't work anymore after locking and unlocking it.
    2. Restarting didn't help.
    3. only usb mouse works.


    Any ideas? Thanks. Will be VERY much appreciated.
    Running HP Dv5 1005TX
    Ubuntu 10.04 64Bit
    Thanks.

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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    I am seeing the same BEHAVIOUR with HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop.

    Found out that it has been reported in launchpad as a bug in 10.04
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...on/+bug/578040

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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    Hmm, is there something like system restore in Ubuntu?

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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    Hi, I was having the same issue. I believe that the Synaptics touchpad driver and Gnome both disable the touchpad individually. For some reason, Gnome (in particular gnome-settings-daemon) fails to re-enable it; which is why you end up with a dead touchpad, once you disable it.

    Here is what fixed it for me (HP Pavilion DV6730ec):

    First of all, open a terminal. Press Alt+F1 to open the applications menu and choose the Terminal application from the accessories or use an external mouse to so.

    To bring your touchpad back to life, enter the following command:

    Code:
    gconftool --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled true
    The key "/desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled" is where gnome-settings-daemon remembers that you disabled your touchpad. This is the reason, why it is disabled even after a reboot.

    The issue will re-appear, next time you disable your touchpad. You need to prevent gnome-settings-daemon from disabling your touchpad in the first place, because the Synaptics touchpad driver does this already. To do so, run the following command in a terminal:

    Code:
    gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/keybindings/touchpad ""
    This dissociates the key to lock your touchpad from gnome-settings-daemon.

    Hope this helps. I recommend rebooting after this procedure and check if this really fixed it for good. I noticed that the error only occurs only once after a reboot.

    You also might be interested in this Ubuntu bug tracker entry: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...7?comments=all
    Last edited by quirks; June 25th, 2010 at 01:06 PM.
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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    This worked for me on my DV5. Woo-hoo!

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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    Yay yay yay!

    Thanks alot for that one, sorry for this very late reply, but I was on holiday for a lil while.

    Worked wonders.

    Regards

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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    Thanks a bunch for this solution, it worked wonders on my DV6700 as well

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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    It worked for me as well (dv7). Thanx a lot. But the touchpad is not fully functional any more. Can't tap on it and cannot scroll up+down.
    Any suggestions?

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    Re: HP touchpad/mousepad not working anymore :(

    can someone please help me, this is not working as a solution for me, i have the same problem

    acer - aspire 1350

    i am using ubuntu 10.04

    any help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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