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The touchpad on my Acer Extensa 5630z does not work. It used to work fine in Windows 7, but it has not worked since the moment I installed Ubuntu. I've tried installing synaptics driver using this command

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

But it still does not work.

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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 15:12

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Try this… for some reason it worked on a friends Acer. Let me know. – Luis Alvarado Feb 6 '11 at 22:02

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Maybe you could try adding utouch ppa and installing synpatics-dkms from there. I had problems with the touchpad on my Toshiba Tecra r700 and I solved it this way.

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This problem could be caused by an IRQ conflict between your mouse and your touchpad.

Try running these two commands:

sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse
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