Ubuntu Mate 18.10 Touchpad Not Recognized


#1

I’ve got a fresh install of Ubuntu Mate 18.10 on an Acer R3 netbook and the touchpad is no longer recognized. It worked in 16.04.

Any ideas on what it could be?


#2

Is there a keyboard shortcut for enabling/disabling the touchpad?


#3

16.04 used the synaptics touchpad driver, while 18.04 uses libinput. You could try installing the synaptics driver:

sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

and reboot to use it.


#4

This did the trick, thanks man.