I am using Kubuntu 16.04.02 When I connect the USB mouse I can use the touch pad but as soon as I unplug it it stops working. When I go into touch pad from settings it says no touch pad is connected?

Isn't that strange?

From touch pad settings this is the pad: HID 04d9:1133

The command that shows hardware shows the touch pad ONLY when the mouse is connected. As soon as it's gone the device ID is gone with it!

Things went worse after updating the kernel, thinking it might bring driver updates. I'm on 4.11 now.

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    run updates, uplug the mouse, keep it upluged and reboot (ctrl-alt-delete arrow keys enter). Does it still not detect your trackpad? Open the mouse&touchpad settings screencap it (Alt-Print Screen) and add it to your post. thanks – tatsu May 11 '17 at 9:15
  • OK I'll do that and post the screenshot when I do. – Muaad ElSharif May 11 '17 at 14:23
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    untik "Tap-and-Drag gesture" in the first and both "Disable-touhpad when typing" and "Disable taps and scrolling only" in the second and do OK. does this have better results? – tatsu May 12 '17 at 10:29
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    i think your kubuntu is entirely broken. Are you adamant about using KDE? – tatsu May 12 '17 at 13:33
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    ah yeah! that could be it! – tatsu May 13 '17 at 12:24

The issue isn't software related! Taking apart my laptop I discovered that one of the pins on the touch pad connector was bent. By fixing it and reconnecting the pad works fine - for now-. Thanks for all the help.

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