Just installed Lubuntu 14.10 on Toshiba Satellite A305-S6872. Cursor is immediately in middle of screen and will not move. Is there something I can do from the terminal that will fix the issue? The other, similar questions on this site seem to be unanswered. Hopefully someone can come forward with some useful info. Thanks in advance!
1There is not enough information here to answer the question. Could you please list what kind of Satellite laptop you have and any solutions you may have tried?– RichardOct 30, 2014 at 16:19
Also tried sudo apt-get update just in case I was missing something, but my options are pretty limited at this point. Can open terminal, shutdown, and reboot.– Dean Richard MorrisonOct 30, 2014 at 17:10
Does an USB mouse work?– Smile4everOct 30, 2014 at 17:12
yes, indeed. so now i have greater function. but as to the underlying issue, is it a known ish? Or could it possibly be a driver? Was working fine before upgrade to 14.10– Dean Richard MorrisonOct 30, 2014 at 17:16
I mean should I do a reinstall? That seems a bit drastic if there's a pretty simple workaround– Dean Richard MorrisonOct 30, 2014 at 17:23
Ok, so I followed the solution ref by @Smile4ever above. The main issue others might run into is creating the file in
/etc/modprobe.d due to permissions.
This opens terminal as admin so be careful.
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf
In gedit type:
options psmouse proto=imps
Save and exit.
sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps
the end, roll credits
I don't see the need for the first command -- gksudo nautilus might merely open nautilus with root permissions, and it's just asking for trouble. I recommend removing that part of your answer as it's not necessary for the rest of your procedure. Feb 13, 2015 at 20:24