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I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 on a Gateway TA1 convertable tablet PC. After I suspend by closing the lid, and resume by reopening the lid, I cannot use my trackpad mouse anymore. How can I fix this?

UPDATE: xinput --list output

⎡ Virtual core pointer                     id=2 [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer               id=4 [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation         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)]
    ↳ Power Button                             id=7 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                             id=8 [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard             id=9 [slave  keyboard (3)]
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can you run the command xinput --list after this happens and attach the output please – Nick HS Oct 19 '10 at 3:56
Hi @Nick HS, thanks for the troubleshooting step. I have attached the output requested – D W Oct 19 '10 at 17:10
I still have this same problem 2 years later. – andyortlieb May 3 '12 at 2:44

This is certainly a bug - I suggest you report it by pressing Alt+F2, entering ubuntu-bug in the box, and following the instructions from there.

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+1 thanks I will try this the next time I have access to my laptop. – D W Oct 21 '10 at 16:40
By the way what about the xinput --list output tells you this is a bug? Is there any specific info you have or do you just also have a hunch it's a bug? – D W Oct 21 '10 at 16:49
Well it's something that clearly should work in a certain way, but doesn't. That makes it a bug. Whether it gets fixed is another matter, but reporting a bug is the first step to that. – 8128 Oct 21 '10 at 18:31
This comment is helpful but it's not so much a solution to my problem as a suggestion to ask someone else. – D W Dec 23 '10 at 22:37

There is a helpful solution to this problem that works at:

sudo apt-get install uswsusp

Now, test out suspend to see if it works:

sudo s2ram

If this does not work, you can use

sudo s2ram --force

Next, try out hibernate:

sudo s2disk
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