I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit) and my touchpad is dead. Some ideas?
Because it is not working only in Gnome 3 and Unity 3D, you can fix it like this :
- Install dconf-tools
- Launch it
- Search for:
- Check "touchpad-enabled"
Comment #32 contains a fix for Elantech touchpads. Check if your dell has one.
It appears something political happened, but either way the touchpads have technically changed brand.
- edit the file
/etc/acpi/asus-touchpad.sh(you'll probably need
- change the following line:
XINPUTNUM=`xinput list | grep 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' | sed -n -e's/.*id=\([0-9]\+\).*/\1/p'`
XINPUTNUM=`xinput list | grep 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad' | sed -n -e's/.*id=\([0-9]\+\).*/\1/p'`
I had the same problem on an XPS17 L702x. Its pretty simple to fix, just disable the flag to 'Disable touchpad while typing'. There are more tunable things you may be interested in to get your XPS all working sweetly. All the information is here...
I found this link with a solution for the same problem when I was troubleshooting another synaptics touchpad problem: