I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't responding either. I was browsing for solutions and I couldn't find a solution for it. When I write xinput command:

⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Optical Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]

↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ HD WebCam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Acer WMI hotkeys id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]

with dpkg -l xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Nombre: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
Versión :1.6.2-1ubuntu5
Arquitectura: i386
Descripción: Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server

with cat /proc/bus/input/devices


I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01b1
N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio2/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input9
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event9
B: EV=b
B: KEY=6420 0 30000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=2608000 11000003

I tested these solutions:

I was able to enable/disable this with Fn+F7

I wrote in final of paragraph of sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"

Can somebody help me? .. thanks!

  • Oh man .. I've had this problem forever and the control / function / F7 worked like a charm .. thank you .. thank you – user291694 Jun 8 '14 at 19:06

You might try enabling the touchpad with Ctrl+Fn+F7 instead of just Fn+F7. I had to do this with my Acer Aspire E431.

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Try this :

sudo rmmod psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse
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I am facing the same issue I tried this still no luck ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111236 – Lohith MV Sep 3 '14 at 18:24

Somehow it got fixed. I just did the regular Ubuntu update on my laptop today which i do everyday and voila it got fixed after the restart. It seems Ubuntu people were working on this problem and they have released a fix.

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