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#1 2012-11-23 05:57:16

metgz
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From: United States
Registered: 2012-11-13
Posts: 21

[SOLVED] Lenovo ThinkPad T530 trackpad not working

Hello, all.

I installed Arch today with KDE on a Lenovo ThinkPad T530. My trackpad is not working. However, the little cursor mover thingy in the middle of the keyboard (I think the techincal term is 'TrackPoint') works just fine.

I reviewed all of the material on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Le … nkPad_T530 - no mention of my issue.

The closest thing I found was https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics, but none of the solutions worked.

I did the standard Google search, as well as searching the forums, but to no avail.

My current hypothesis is, the trackpad would work if it weren't for trackpoint. I believe X is detecting trackpoint as if it is an external mouse, and then automatically disabling the trackpad. As I am fairly new to Arch, I have no idea how to solve this.

Edit: I connected an external mouse, and trackpoint still works, so I redact my initial hypothesis.

Thanks in advance.

Metgz

Last edited by metgz (2012-11-23 18:36:01)

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#2 2012-11-23 06:51:54

WonderWoofy
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Registered: 2012-05-19
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Re: [SOLVED] Lenovo ThinkPad T530 trackpad not working

Some output would be nice.  but just to make sure, you did install xf86-input-synaptics, right?

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#3 2012-11-23 13:20:50

dschrute
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Re: [SOLVED] Lenovo ThinkPad T530 trackpad not working

I would go back to the Synatptics Wiki page.  Specifically this part.  I had the same issue on my ThinkPad E420 and found the solution there.

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#4 2012-11-23 18:35:06

metgz
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Registered: 2012-11-13
Posts: 21

Re: [SOLVED] Lenovo ThinkPad T530 trackpad not working

@WonderWoofy I did NOT have that package installed. I guess I must have overlooked it. I installed it, and now my trackpad works like a charm. Thank you!

@dschrute Thank you for your input. I did read through that wiki, and none of those issues were mine. Somewhere, some command (can't remember it off the top of my head) would list all of the input sources, and my trackpad (or at least I thought it was my trackpad) was one of them, and it was under /dev/input.

Thank you both for your quick and effective help! I will mark the thread as solved.

Last edited by metgz (2012-11-23 18:40:41)

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