Trackpad and Its Mouse Stop Working After Login

Asked by cmnorton on 2011-04-01

My Thinkpad T61P is running Ubuntu 10.04. Before logging in, the trackpad and its mouse work. After logging in, they stop working, but the little red-button mouse above the 'B' key and its mouse keys work. What settings should I be checking? What could be causing this?

What can I run and attach to this question that might help answer this question?

Thanks.
cmn

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-04-02
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2011-04-02
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2011-04-02

Try pressing ALT+F2 and run:

gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled true

Does it help?

cmnorton (octopusgrabbus) said : #2

Yes it does help. Thank you.

Is that permanent? If not, how can I make it permanent?

Also, if it helps this question for anyone else. A new account does not have this problem. That is if I create a new user, touchpad and its mouse keys don't go away.

Thank you again.

Add it in your startup items in the system -> preferences menu

Should do it

cmnorton (octopusgrabbus) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.