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I've been using Ubuntu from a long time and recently I have shifted to its newest version 11.10. Its interface is nice but my touch-pad hangs frequently in short intervals of time. When that happens, no key or key combination works. The only option is to restart or logout my laptop. I am using a Dell Inspiron N4010.

I have tried a lot to solve this problem but haven't found any satisfactory help till now. Most of my friends who are using Ubuntu 11.10 reported the same to me, seems like it's a bug.

How can I get out of this problem?

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More detail is better, like what kind of touchpad... –  soandos Nov 27 '11 at 16:05
    
I am using Dell Insipiron 14 R N4010 model. –  ParveenArora Nov 27 '11 at 16:11
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Check if someone has reported a similar bug. If not, report one. Follow the recommendations here. –  Gilles Nov 27 '11 at 18:09

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Have you updated your Ubuntu? Update will be a good option. I have had issues with the unity desktop and compiz, So i installed gnome and nautilus instead and removed compiz. That seems to have helped.

To install gnome

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

nautilus also can be installed similarly.

sudo apt-get install nautilus. 
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