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    Question Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    Hi.
    The touchpad is not working in my dads Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop. I have it selected as enabled, yet it does not seem to function. Everything else works fine.
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    Smile Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    This can help you out sometime. Try it. It worked on Sony Vaio .

    1. Edit /etc/default/grub to include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop"
    2. Run: sudo update-grub
    3. Reboot

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    Quote Originally Posted by alonemayank View Post
    This can help you out sometime. Try it. It worked on Sony Vaio .

    1. Edit /etc/default/grub to include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop"
    2. Run: sudo update-grub
    3. Reboot
    Cheers alonemayank. I will try your solution.
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    Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    hi there! I have similar problem - touchpad is not working..
    I tried to change grub but it's read-only and I can't change permission cause I'm not the owner. can you help me? thanks

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    Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    Quote Originally Posted by branaja View Post
    hi there! I have similar problem - touchpad is not working..
    I tried to change grub but it's read-only and I can't change permission cause I'm not the owner. can you help me? thanks
    Hi branaja.

    Run as sudo.

    Example:
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    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
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    Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    Quote Originally Posted by alonemayank View Post
    This can help you out sometime. Try it. It worked on Sony Vaio .

    1. Edit /etc/default/grub to include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop"
    2. Run: sudo update-grub
    3. Reboot
    Just tried this. No joy.
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    Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rytron View Post
    Just tried this. No joy.
    try this:
    write this in terminal anr click enter.. it's working for me

    gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled true

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    Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    Quote Originally Posted by branaja View Post
    try this:
    write this in terminal anr click enter.. it's working for me

    gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled true
    Still no joy.
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    Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    uh :/

    sorry then, don't know anything more

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    Question Re: Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire 5633WLMi laptop!

    Quote Originally Posted by branaja View Post
    uh :/

    sorry then, don't know anything more
    Not to worry, thanks for trying. Funny thing is though that when I ran that gconf command, when I went back to 'Touchpad' in the kickoff menu ~ everything was greyed out.
    Last edited by Rytron; May 4th, 2011 at 06:38 PM.
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