Just bought this laptop from a friend and installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
The installation went well until it booted up and I saw that my touchpad is not working. It used to work fine in my friend's Windows as well!
Here's my xinput:
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ 2.4GHz RF KEYBOARD AND MOUSE id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ DLL06AB:00 06CB:78F1 id=13 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=15 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ 2.4GHz RF KEYBOARD AND MOUSE id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Integrated_Webcam_HD id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=14 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=16 [slave keyboard (3)]
I really want this to start working as my work at JustDoc is totally dependent on this and my productivity has gone down without a working trackpad.
P.S. I'm totally new to Ubuntu. TIA.
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I faced the similar issue. You can fix it by switching off i2c_hid and setting nopnp in boot parameters this way
sudo -H gedit /etc/default/grub
In the open window edit line
it should look this way
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nopnp"
Save file and run
echo "blacklist i2c_hid" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/i2c-hid.conf
sudo depmod -a
sudo update-initramfs -u
echo "synaptics_i2c" | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
Enjoy !! and let me know if that worked for you.