I have an HP 430 PC-Notebook using Oneiric. And sometimes my touchpad just stops working.(I haven't installed anything, just safe playing with terminal following linuxcommand.org

In Windows, I could two-finger touch to toggle locking the touchpad.

And as far as I know, Ubuntu doesn't have this function so I don't think that's the problem...

  • By "hole", I think you are referring to the little toggle button on the upper left to turn it on and off. – nanofarad Aug 13 '12 at 17:05

There seems to be a bug. I'm running ubuntu release 11.10 and this problem occurred regulary. I solved this issue by un-checking the setting to disable the touchpad while typing in the Mouse and Touchpad setting application.



this is a common problem, there are several options Options

1.look up the mouse options in System settings

  1. Install dconf-tools

    • Launch it

    • Search for: org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.touchpad

    • Check touchpad-enable

  2. See here is a known bug and there on the responses of people there are different solutions, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/80410

4.happens to me when I close session and open again, the touchpad works.

good luck

  • Please format your post using proper code and line breaks as it is very difficult to read otherwise. – nanofarad Aug 13 '12 at 17:07
  • I don't have 'touchpad' in 'plugins'. – Vitaly Zdanevich Mar 30 '14 at 17:19

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