Nonresponsive synaptics touchpad/Sony Vaio VPCEA

Asked by Brian Pope on 2011-01-11

I have just installed ubuntu netbook 10.10 on my sony vaio VPCEA and the touchpad doesn't respond at all, I have to use a usb mouse. I have updated all of my drivers and looked for responses to no avail. I downloaded a touchpad indicator and it indicates that it is on. Any help or suggestions? I haven't been able to find out much. Thanks for the help!

Brian

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Ubuntu xserver-xorg-input-synaptics Edit question
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actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-01-17
Last query:
2011-01-17
Last reply:
2011-01-12
Brian Pope (bdpope88) said : #1

I should state that I am using the netbook edition of 10.10

If you boot to root recovery mode (hold shift at boot, select recovery mode, select root) then run:

nano /etc/default/grub

and change
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nopnp"

Press CTRL+X, Press Y, Press ENTER

Then run:

sudo update-grub; reboot

Boot as normal and test

Brian Pope (bdpope88) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Brian Pope (bdpope88) said : #4

Thanks a lot for the help. Worked flawlessly.