I have a laptop with a multi guesture touchpad. My touchpad never works in any Linux distro such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Linux Mint, Knoppix, Puppy, Slitaz and lots more. I have tried lots of things but nothing worked. I have been struggling with the Synaptics drivers for over one year but it doesn't work either.
Then somewhere I read about the
i8042.nomux kernel option. So I booted Ubuntu with following options:
This made my touchpad work on all variants of Ubuntu and its derivatives like Linux Mint.
I am eager to know about these options. If I knew what it does exactly, I would be able to use my touchpad in all linux distros, as this option only works with Ubuntu.