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I just purchased a Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 laptop, installed Fedora 20, and cannot get the touchpad to work.
Here's my environment:

Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100
ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad

uname -r
3.13.8-200.fc20.x86_64

dmesg | grep mouse
[    0.687578] mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[    1.491139] psmouse serio1: elantech: assuming hardware version 4 (with firmware version 0x381f01)
[    1.518222] psmouse serio1: elantech: Synaptics capabilities query result 0x00, 0x14, 0x0c.

xinput --list | grep Touchpad
⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                  id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep syna
[    25.548] (II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
[    25.548] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
[    25.548] (II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.548] (II) Using input driver 'synaptics' for 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad'
[    25.570] (II) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: found clickpad property
[    25.570] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: x-axis range 0 - 3097 (res 31)
[    25.570] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: y-axis range 0 - 1793 (res 31)
[    25.570] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: pressure range 0 - 255
[    25.570] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: finger width range 0 - 15
[    25.570] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: buttons: left double triple
[    25.570] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Vendor 0x2 Product 0xe
[    25.570] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found
[    25.580] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) MinSpeed is now constant deceleration 2.5
[    25.580] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) MaxSpeed is now 1.75
[    25.580] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) AccelFactor is now 0.056
[    25.580] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found

cat /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
EndSection

# This option enables the bottom right corner to be a right button on
# non-synaptics clickpads.
# This option is only interpreted by clickpads.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Default clickpad buttons"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"
EndSection
...
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I do not have a logical explanation of how I managed to fix this issue. All I can say is that after a few reboots and no significant changes, especially related to the issue, the touchpad started working.

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Sorry to bother you in a comment, don't know how to reach you otherwise. When you edit a post, please don't change things like 'organise', it is perfectly correct English, although in the USA dialect of that language "organize" is more common. The exception would be if someone inconsistently used the two spellings in one Q or A then of course you can normalise the spelling. –  Anthon Oct 6 at 16:34
    
@Anthon, yes organise spelling is used in UK, but not common (or correct) in all other English language variations, see Oxford, Cambridge, and Merriam-Webster dictionaries. So, no, organize is not a US dialect, but organise is a UK dialect. –  slybloty Oct 6 at 17:15

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