The only other similar topic was asked in march 27 and was left unanswered.
Back when I first started with Ubuntu, around October, I was attempting to disable my touchpad because FN-F9 (on my toshiba laptop) does not work. In my annoyance I used this help and ran this command:
xinput set-prop 12 "Device Enabled" 0
I recently had the desire to re-enable my touchpad, and was attempting to do so, but, to my avail, I could not.
My settings do not list a touchpad
and this only lists my wireless mouse.
synclient touchpadoff=1 synclient touchpadoff=0
has no effect.
Does not list a touch pad, only a toshiba input device.
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:1025 id=11 [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)] ↳ USB Camera id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Toshiba input device id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Logitech Logitech Wireless Headset id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
Touchpad indicator does not allow me to re-enable the touchpad.
So I booted into windows and re-enabled it. However, this method will not work for someone without a windows partition like I have and so we come back to my original question, how do I re-enable my touchpad?