I am using an HP Pavilion laptop with an ELAN touchpad device, and on Ubuntu, I can not click using my touchpad. I can just drag my mouse around with the touchpad, but not click, right click or do any other action. If I use a touchpad, even by mistake, my external mouse does not work. To fix this (temporarily) I use Ctrl + Alt + F7 and Ctrl + Alt + F2 and this gets my external mouse working again. How can I fix this permanently and how can I get my touchpad to work?

  • If you need any information from my system, please tell me. – Vthechamp Apr 16 at 16:27

Try to update the ubuntu along with updating the mousepad driver. Because some times there will error in loading the files.

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