Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the

Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

error. In addition, my touchpad is read as a P2 Generic Mouse, instead of ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad.

To fix it I just run sudo rmmod psmouse and sudo modprobe -v psmouse. and everything is back to normal. How can I make the change permanent?

  • Fix did not work for me. 2015 RB on 14.04
    – meawoppl
    Commented Mar 7, 2015 at 23:28
  • Yes, same here and fix works for me on 14.04. I think this is a kernel issue as this has only started after upgrade to 3.13.0-48. Can you verify your kernel version (uname -a)? Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 9:27
  • @BartoszRadaczyński, I'm using 3.16.0-031600-generic. Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 20:07
  • refer here
    – Ravan
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 9:01

1 Answer 1


If you just want to automatically load the psmouse module at boot edit the /etc/modules file, and add it there.

sudo gedit /etc/modules

and add it to a new line there.

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