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At some point in the last week, my touchpad stopped working. I say "some point" because I normally use a mouse, except once a week, when I use the touchpad.

In the settings GUI, I no longer even have a touchpad tab.

How can I get this working again? I guess the first step is determining what I have. But I don't think this command tells me much.

Do I need to reboot and go into my BIOS?

buck@buck-Latitude-E6430 ~]$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:101d   id=6    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                     id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_E4HD             id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell Dell USB Keyboard                    id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell Dell USB Keyboard                    id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
[buck@buck-Latitude-E6430 ~]$ 
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You should update your answer to provide more information, like your Ubuntu version and architecture. Also check if you get any output from grep -i Touchpad /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old that could help diagnose your problem. –  Salem Feb 20 '13 at 11:39
    
Thanks for your suggestions. Nothing is returned from the grep you suggested. This is Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. –  EdgeCase Feb 21 '13 at 17:17
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I had a similar problem, fixed it following the instructions in this blog: http://resalxh.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/ubuntu-12-04-lts-x64-the-next-step-getting-touchpad-working/

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