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[Bug 1035208] Re: touchpad stops working (moving the pointer doesn't work)
I believe I experience the same problem. Here is what happened:
I clicked on a tab in Chromium, and it got stuck with a right-click menu. I thought it was X and I had to reboot, but I used a USB mouse instead, and everything works fine.
The touchpad still doesn't work, the pointer doesn't move. However, I can scroll normally (right side) and use the touchpad buttons normally. Funny thing though: clicking with the touchpad (i.e. touching it once) gives the same result as a right-click.
Should this be a duplicate of Bug #830099? Or do we have a different
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touchpad stops working (moving the pointer doesn't work)
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Sometimes, in my Ubuntu 12.04 system on Toshiba AC100 (ARM), the
touchpad doesn't react to movements anymore: i.e., I move the finger,
but the pointer doesn't move (it is even being hidden because there
are no movements).
The buttons under the touchpad do work.
Also, when I switch windows etc. the pointer does appear, and then
hides again. So it's not a problem of the pointer in X, it's a problem
either of the touchpad physically, or of the driver for it.
I usually notice this when I'm working with a browser (Firefox),
perhaps even with a map (like Google map) inside it. But this may be
not related to the causes of the bug.
A workaround: attach a USB mouse. (It works.)
As I've found out somewhere under /sys/, the device is an Elantech
touchpad, and the corresponding driver is psmouse.
I couldn't find anything relevant in the dmseg output.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: linux-image-3.0.27-1-ac100 3.0.27-1.1
Uname: Linux 3.0.27-1-ac100 armv7l
Date: Fri Aug 10 19:03:09 2012
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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