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I have a dual boot laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 loaded.Things have been working fine

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 from past 1.5 years, recently I came up with this problem that the touchpad stops responding to movement i.e. touch of finger on it.

I thought it could be a hardware issue and started using Windows 7 on same system but then after conitnuous usage for many days I did not faced this issue on Windows 7 but upon a reboot the touch pad becomes unsensitive while working and in that situation my only way is to press Ctrl+Alt+T and open terminal issue sudo reboot and login again then the touchpad works.

what could be the problem?

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try to install synaptics touch pad driver

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

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