My touchpad does not work in Linux Mint, which I recently installed. I can connect a mouse and it works fine. I have an Asus Zenbook Pro UX501 laptop.
I tried a bunch of things, but none of them worked. I checked in hardware >> mouse and touchpad, and the touchpad was turned on according to the settings. I tried pressing the F9 key on my keyboard which looks like a mouse with a line through it, but the exact same shape with the line appears on the screen which, means it is turned off, I assume. I also installed touchpad-indicator, but it won't run for some reason on my Linux.
Also, when I run dmesg | grep mouse, this is what I get:
[ 0.918702] mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
and I got a block with the touchpad in it:
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0457 Product=10cc Version=0111 N: Name="USBest Technology SiS HID Touch Controller" P: Phys=usb-0000:00:14.0-12/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-12/1-12:1.0/0003:0457:10CC.0002/input/input5 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse1 event5 B: PROP=2 B: EV=b B: KEY=400 0 0 0 0 0 B: ABS=260800000000003