How to fix any Touchpad in Linux

How to fix any Touchpad in Linux

How to fix any Touchpad in Linux

There are several types of Touchpads. Your laptop computer has either a Synaptics”, “ALPS” or “Elantech” touchpad.

The following fixing procedure is generic to all touchpads, but if you want to know which type of touchpad your laptop has, check out thetqweb’s article, “How to check a laptop’s type of Touchpad“!

Now to the fix in Terminal (NOTE:: Enter all commands as-is:)

 

Step #1:

modprobe -r psmouse

Step #2:

modprobe psmouse

Step #3:

modprobe psmouse proto=imps

 

Now check to see if your touchpad works. If not, then check for any errors you might have made while entering the commands. Remember that linux opreating systems are case sensitive. Even if there are no errors, still repeat the above 3-steps-fix.

 

NOTE:: The above procedure only provides a temporary fix. Therefore if your laptop continues to have the same touchpad problem, which was fixed by the procedure above, then you will have to repeat the same process, each time you shutdown your laptop computer.

 

How to fix any Touchpad in Linux
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