I have a Cirque serial touchpad that I would like to use, even though the usb mouse works fine.

Checked software center, it shows these are installed: X.Org Mouse input driver, X.Org VM mouse driver, Synaptics touchpad driver, Simple Directmedia Layer, X11 utilities.

I powered down, unplugged the usb mouse, plugged in the serial touchpad and rebooted, the touchpad does not respond. On the Windows computer the regular mouse driver ran the touchpad, no special driver was required.

This is not critical but I like the touchpad and a new usb pad costs $40 or $50! Have not found a question that covers this situation. Any help appreciated.

  • What is the output from: dmesg | grep Touch ? – david6 Apr 12 '14 at 22:14
  • (Please excuse rank amateur!) I typed that into the terminal, hit enter, got another prompt. In other words, no output? – B. Fife Apr 15 '14 at 4:57
  • Verify with dmesg (look for 'Touch' in output); and check case you type for Touch. Also, try again at least 4 minutes after startup. – david6 Apr 15 '14 at 6:46
  • Tried it again, have been on for more than an hour, still nothing. – B. Fife Apr 21 '14 at 7:37
  • What is the USB ID for this device? eg. run command lsusb with and without device attached, and report what it shows that is different. – david6 Apr 21 '14 at 8:52

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