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Question: What steps can I take to make a touchpad that once worked, work again.


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I'm running ubuntu desktop on my net book. it has been working more or less fine. There have been some minor issues. but nothing to bad. recently I was messing around with burning a mandriva .iso, and suddenly my touch pad just stops working. every now and then it will work for a brief moment after I bring back from sleep mode. The computer says that there is a touch pad and that it is active.

any tips?

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what's your touchpad brand , something like synaptic ? –  Ye Lin Aung Apr 6 '10 at 6:57
    
yes. and to compound the problem I've reinstall the OS and still have the problem... –  Narcolapser Apr 6 '10 at 12:57
    
Specifics: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad \n Also this is starting to seem like a hardware issue more than a software issue. It doesn't work even on live OS's. –  Narcolapser Apr 7 '10 at 14:00
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Ok, it seems that the problem is based in a couple things. While I was doing this I had some sort of serious system failure based on my hard drive. I installed several Operating systems and none would give the ability to use my wireless or Ethernet connections, USB ports, Even my keyboard at some times.

I sought help: http://superuser.com/questions/127993/acer-aspire-one-is-falling-apart-on-ubuntu

After that I still wasn't having any success. my touch pad was still not working. but something must have changed as I, just to humour the manual on ubuntu dedicated to the AspireOne, tried Fn + F7 again. It worked. My touch pad is fine again. lord knows what exactly went wrong, but it works now. shrug

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