Laptop Touchpad not working in Ubuntu

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NOTE: Tested in Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

Open a new Terminal Window and type in the following command and hit Enter

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

This should solve the issue

For more information visit https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad

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Ian Carnaghan

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