there is no cursor and touchpad not working. I was trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 but I could not even finish installation without it... Anyone here to help? Someone posted this problem on the same computer 2months ago, but I didn't see it solved


It seems this may already have a kernel available and should be included in 4.5 kernel as well:


You may be able to install using usb mouse + Ubuntu 15.10 and then apply the kernel available via comment #24 of the link (assuming that its a UX305CA). You would then need to continue using that kernel for use of the touchpad.

Ubuntu 16.04 for instance will ship with 4.4 kernel so even for that you'd have a problem for install. Possibly 16.10 will finally make things easier that way here or possibly something like 16.04.1 if it includes kernel update.


I have an ASUS UX305FA my touchpad was working fine during the installation of ubuntu. It worked fine for another hour then something happend, my pointer disappeared and I could not use my touchpad anymore. I am trying to understand what happened but I cannot get a clue.

This post helped to mitigate the problem: Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working

Now I can use the touchpad as a mouse but commands made by two fingers are not working. It works like a mouse and not like a touchpad.

The funny thing is that if I access the system as Guest the touchpad works properly. I installed ubuntu 16.04 beta 2 and my xinput output is:

Virtual core pointer                        id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
 ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer               id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
 ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                 id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]

if I type: cat /proc/bus/input/devices I get:

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000e Version=0000
N: Name="ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input12
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event6
B: EV=b
B: KEY=e420 10000 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=661800011000003

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