My computer shut down when the battery was depleted and before I could plug it in and since restarting it, the touchpad doesn't respond if I move my finger on it. The buttons do.
xinput is able to recognize the device and the button clicks but nothing happens when I move my finger. The pointer remains static and the terminal doesn't show any changes in output.
$ xinput --test 12 button press 1 button release 1 button press 1 button press 3 button release 3 button press 3 button release 3 $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=12 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ 2.4G 2.4G Wireless Device id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
id=12 is my touchpad while the wireless device must be my wireless mouse. I double checked the mouse settings and all looks fine. How did I fix this error with my touchpad?
EDIT: This disables the device but setting the property to 1 again doesn't reset the touchpad.
xinput set-prop 12 "Device Enabled" 0