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Just installed a fresh version of Natty. My ubuntu worked during install, but not after it boots up after that.

I had this issue with Meerkat (on this same machine) as well. It worked during install and a few times after it. I have my suspicions that an update to Xorg was the culprit. I used this solution, which left me with a touchpad that was detected as a generic mouse, and therefore provided no scrolling options.

This time around, I tried this solution where I modified a line in /etc/default/grub/.

I've edited the line




and ran:

sudo update-grub

I rebooted and the touchpad worked work, once... Even configured my circular scrolling. After another restart, I was back to square one. Any ideas?

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Nov 22 '11 at 19:50

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Just in case, did you try my solution (I have not tested it in Natty but it works on at least 4 models of laptops): askubuntu.com/questions/20112/… –  Luis Alvarado Apr 23 '11 at 18:37
Yes. Just tried it. But doesn't work for me. Also, it looks similar to a fix i tried on Maverick. Does the fix you've outlined retain vertical and horizontal scroll functionality? –  Vik Apr 24 '11 at 6:53
Yes it does. But on 10.10. Like i said i only tried on 10.10 –  Luis Alvarado Apr 24 '11 at 14:39
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