Desktop: Gnome/Unity | Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty | Kernel: 4.2.0-35 i686 (32 bit)
I've never, ever, ever had problems with this faithful old laptop, until installing 14.04. Can't get trackpad to work. USB mouse functions. Initially, the mouse cursor didn't have appear. Solutions I've tried, but which haven't worked:
1.) Reverting to older Kernel.
2.) Reloading the mouse driver didn't work:
sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps
3.) I have tried:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
But am greeted with dependency hell: Depends xorg-input-abi-20 & Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:18.104.22.1682)
Trying to resolve these dependencies takes me down the rabbit hole. What's going on here? Why is this package in the repositories if it's pre-broken?
4.) Tried all the solutions here:
dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity unity --reset-icons
Open System Settings > Displays. Disabling "Unknown Monitor" but there was no unknown monitor to disable.
sudo service lightdm restart
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.cursor active false
So, would love some of that LTS support from Ubuntu right about now. :)