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How to get the touchpad back working after upgrade to fedora 18?

asked 2013-06-16 20:15:31 +0000

jringoot gravatar image

updated 2013-06-17 09:06:43 +0000

Jomoos gravatar image

I just did a update to fedora 18 (fedup --network 18) everything fine... except: The internal touchpad is not working anymore, the little mouse-stick in the middle of the keyboard still works and the buttons above the touchpad works also, just not the touchpad and the buttons below it. BTW: it is a Dell Latitude E6420. Synaptics package is installed with yum:

[root@legolas ~]# yum info xorg-x11-drv-synaptics
Loaded plugins: fs-snapshot, langpacks, presto, ps, refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
Name        : xorg-x11-drv-synaptics
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 1.6.3
Release     : 4.fc17
Size        : 125 k
Repo        : installed
From repo   : updates
Summary     : Xorg X11 Synaptics touchpad input driver
URL         : http://www.x.org
Licence     : MIT
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I don't have a direct solution for you - but going through the steps at http://fedorasolved.org/Members/fenris02/post_upgrade_cleanup is a good idea after upgrades. After that, play with xinput, maybe?

randomuser ( 2013-06-18 06:09:12 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-07-15 14:12:31 +0000

jringoot gravatar image

a recent yum update resolved the issue, I suspect it to be just a bug in the synaptics driver or a dependency.

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Asked: 2013-06-16 20:15:31 +0000

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