I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows Vista (Wubi) and use it as a dual boot. However while in the process of installing I turned the touch pad off. And after installation the touchpad is not working.

I am using the dual boot in a Compaq CQ40 317-TU laptop.

  1. There's a nice graphical tool that alows you to simply enable and disable the touchpad. You can install it by typing on a console:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator

Official page

  1. You can try to enable it from the System Settings

  2. You can try running from the console synclient TouchpadOff=0

    1. sudo gedit /etc/rc.local Before the line exit 0 you will add the following lines:

sudo modprobe -r psmouse

sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps

Save the file and reboot the computer



You need to install touchpad-indicator and synaptic. Those are needed packages to touchpad.

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    Do you mean "install touchpad-indicator with synaptic? Either way your answer is incomplete. What does the OP do after installation as suggested to resolve the issue. – stephenmyall Sep 10 '13 at 8:16
  • i was in mobile . – user84277 Sep 10 '13 at 9:48
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    Could you edit your answer and add more detail. This would make it more useful, should anyone else have the same problem. – SimplySimon Sep 10 '13 at 10:25

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