I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a ThinkPad E420s. My Trackpoint is recognized as "PS/2 Generic Mouse".
My problem is that it doesn't load/disappears after booting or after suspension. I can't move it, and it is not listed in
xinput -list. I always have to restart again and again until it is recognized.
Even when it is loaded, it always takes a long time (like 5-10s). For this reason, I cannot run scripts to configure my trackpoint automatically on startup because the device is not yet there.
I wonder whether there is a bash command that will wake my Trackpoint up, or whether I can even avoid the problem in the first place.
I asked this question on various Linux sites, but got no help. Any help is greatly appreciated.