I have just gone through a pretty rough installation on an old laptop and for some reason it wont recognize my touchpad. The synaptics folder is entirely missing...the xinput list shows that I have a pointer (that must be the touchpad), but the synaptiks software won't recognize the touchpad at all. For some reason it doesnt load due to my boot option. Is there a way to find out why or a device manager or something? Notes:
- I am currently booting lubuntu with the boot option "acpi=off"; and tired acpi=off noapic nolapic and several combinations of these 3. Plus....acpi.power_nocheck=1 and acpi_osi=linux, apm=off and noapm. The acpi.power_nocheck=1 worked for a few hours that it started to give me error messages of high core temperature.
- An attached mouse works just fine.