I have just upgraded to 11.10 but my MSi U130's touchpad doesn't work after login to 11.10. It works fine in the login screen where one types password to login. Thank you in advance.
The problem could be caused by an IRQ conflict between your mouse and your touchpad. This is a Linux kernel bug (at least in 2.6.28) and as such it affects most distributions. An easy way to recover both mouse and touchpad functionality without having to restart your X server is restarting the mouse driver. Run the following commands in a terminal window:
I am currently using Linux kernel 3.0.0-16, so if this is indeed the same bug, I'm surprised it's still there.
Installing the synaptics utility and changig settings didn't work for me. I found something that fixed it in a [comment in a Bug report]:
Note, this did not require a restart or logout/in for me, the touchpad started working straight away.
My laptop is an MSI i7 running 64 bit Ubuntu 11.10, upgraded from a clean install of ll.04
The solution described here fixed this exact issue for me: http://www.myapitips.com/2011/10/14/touchpad-stopped-working-after-installing-ubuntu-11-10/
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