problems with 11.10 upgrade

Asked by sally on 2011-10-16

I have many problems after upgrading to ubuntu 11.10. The touchpad no longer works. I need to use a mouse to move the pointer. The sound menu is missing from the top bar. Evolution mail is disabled. There are other problems, but these are the most important. Please help.

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Can you give the make and model of the system.....

sally (julesflwr) said : #2

My computer is a Dell inspiron 1420. The touchpad problem has been fixed after rebooting but the other problems still
exist.

Ok and the output of;

lsmod

Thanks

sally (julesflwr) said : #4

The output of lsmod is:

Module Size Used by
usbhid 41905 0
hid 77367 1 usbhid
bnep 17923 2
rfcomm 38408 0
bluetooth 148839 10 bnep,rfcomm
xt_limit 12541 8
xt_tcpudp 12531 7
ipt_LOG 12783 8
ipt_MASQUERADE 12663 0
xt_DSCP 12549 0
ipt_REJECT 12512 1
nf_conntrack_irc 13138 0
nf_conntrack_ftp 13183 0
xt_state 12514 6
parport_pc 32114 0
ppdev 12849 0
vesafb 13489 1
binfmt_misc 17292 1
nvidia 7098131 38
joydev 17393 0
dell_wmi 12601 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 dell_wmi
iptable_nat 13016 0
nf_nat 24958 2 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat
nf_conntrack_ipv4 19084 9 iptable_nat,nf_nat
nf_conntrack 70103 7 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_conntrack_ftp,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_defrag_ipv4 12649 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
iptable_mangle 12646 0
iptable_filter 12706 1
ip_tables 18106 3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
x_tables 21975 11 xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_LOG,ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_DSCP,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter,ip_tables
dell_laptop 13519 0
dcdbas 14098 1 dell_laptop
snd_hda_codec_idt 60049 1
snd_hda_intel 24262 2
snd_hda_codec 91754 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13276 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 80468 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
psmouse 73673 0
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25241 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
serio_raw 12990 0
snd_seq 51567 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 28932 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14172 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
r852 17901 0
sm_common 16737 1 r852
nand 49707 2 r852,sm_common
nand_ids 8547 1 nand
nand_bch 13003 1 nand
bch 21757 1 nand_bch
nand_ecc 13070 1 nand
mtd 35852 2 sm_common,nand
arc4 12473 2
snd 55902 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
video 18908 0
iwl3945 73329 0
wmi 18744 1 dell_wmi
iwl_legacy 71499 1 iwl3945
mac80211 272785 2 iwl3945,iwl_legacy
cfg80211 172392 3 iwl3945,iwl_legacy,mac80211
soundcore 12600 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14115 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
firewire_sbp2 18414 0
lp 17455 0
parport 40930 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
firewire_ohci 35854 0
firewire_core 56937 2 firewire_sbp2,firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
sdhci_pci 13658 0
sdhci 27360 1 sdhci_pci
ahci 21634 2
libahci 25727 1 ahci
tg3 132972 0

ok the module driving it is psmouse. Try running:

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf

add this line:

options psmouse proto=imps

Save the new file then run:

sudo modprobe -r psmouse; sleep 2; sudo modprobe psmouse

Then try the touchpad

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