I recently installed the newest stable release of Ubuntu on my ASUS F550LN and I can't get the touch pad to work. Well, it works for a single split-second once every 10 seconds circa. I can also use a mouse, but only to move the cursor, I can't click at all.

I am fairly new to Linux and I would like to be able to use Ubuntu with my touch pad.

I don't know what more to include here, so sorry if there is some important information I am missing.

Thanks in advance.

  • There are occasionally, some drivers which require a little extra to work properly. Try this: Open a terminal window, and enter sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree This will load firmware (drivers) which are not usually distributed because the source code is not available. – Charles Green Aug 6 '14 at 22:44

A temporary fix is to boot with "psmouse.proto=bare" on the kernel cmdline.

$ sudoedit /etc/default/grub

Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT to add psmouse.proto=bare at the end, and save your modifications.


$ sudo update-grub

And finally reboot.

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