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The trackpad on my ASUS laptop doesn't work after I press off and then on. Before I press off the first time it works well, afterwards it doesn't work even though the light indicator is on. This problem has happened to me since Ubuntu 10.04/Linux Mint 9/and now 10.10, it works fine on Win7, but I don't really want to boot there ;).

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+1 for this issue, im having the same problem. Is there a solution to this? i dont really care if the off key doesnt work on the trackpad i just want to get my trackpad working again –  richzilla Nov 16 '10 at 22:13

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it is indeed a bug as discussed here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/546503

this is not a cure for the bug, but get your trackpad running again, run:

gconftool --type bool --set /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled true
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Please file a bug. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Hotkeys/Troubleshooting

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