Laptop Touchpad not working in Ubuntu

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 9 sec read >

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

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Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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