I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my new Acer Aspire V5-121 Netbook. The first thing I noticed was that the touchpad does not work. It does not recognize clicks or touches. How do I find out what's wrong, and fix it?
I did not find any proprietary drivers for the Touchpad offered by Ubuntu. The package
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is already installed.
xinput list shows the following:
$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ PixArt Microsoft USB Optical Mouse id=10 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=13 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HD WebCam id=11 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
I've already tried the solutions outlined here, for a somewhat similiar issue: Touchpad stopped working on an Acer AspireOne D255E . But the solutions outlined here did not help.
Edit: I found a solution. Apparently it was just disabled by the system. Even though I'd turned off the option to disable touchpad when mouse is plugged in, it was disabled for some reason.
Solution: Press Ctrl-Fn-F7.