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I have a new Toshiba Satellite Harman/kardon which the Touchpad suddenly stopped working.

The touchpad is (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) I have tried so many solutions but nothing seems to work, actually in the Mouse and Touchpad settings I can see the Optical UBS Mouse and the ETPS/2 Elantec enabled, but only the USB Mouse work.

Here are the details:

  • No X11 cursor shows up. I'm running debian jessie with kernel 3.16.0-4-amd64.
  • I Have tried many key combinations with Fn F5 and other.
  • My touchpad is both recognized and enabled my synaptic touchpad package is fully updated a usb mouse works, which I'm using right now
  • I don't have an xorg.conf file In my Synaptics package manager I searched toshiba and enabled:-toshset, -acpi-support, -acpitool as I saw in other post.
  • I tried disabling and enabling: synclient TouchpadOff=0

My xinput list

⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ USB OPTICAL MOUSE                         id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PS/2 Elantech Touchpad                    id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                     id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD                   id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Toshiba input device                      id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]

Please help, I have months with this new laptop trying to find the best solution, but no success.

I have all this info in my

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[    16.642] 
X.Org X Server 1.16.4
Release Date: 2014-12-20
[    16.642] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    16.642] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian
[    16.642] Current Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u3 (2016-07-02) x86_64
(OTHER)
[    18.775] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    18.775] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[    18.775] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[    18.775] (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
[    18.775] (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[    18.775] (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
[    18.775] (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[    18.775] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input10/event3"
[    18.775] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 9)
[    18.775] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    18.775] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    18.775] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    18.776] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Lid Switch (/dev/input/event4)
[    18.776] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.776] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.776] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3 (/dev/input/event11)
[    18.776] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.776] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.776] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=7 (/dev/input/event12)
[    18.776] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.776] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.776] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=8 (/dev/input/event13)
[    18.776] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.776] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.777] (II) config/udev: Adding input device USB OPTICAL MOUSE (/dev/input/event1)
[    18.777] (**) USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[    18.777] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'USB OPTICAL MOUSE'
[    18.777] (**) USB OPTICAL MOUSE: always reports core events
[    18.777] (**) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
[    18.777] (--) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Vendor 0x93a Product 0x2521
[    18.777] (--) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Found 9 mouse buttons
[    18.777] (--) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Found scroll wheel(s)
[    18.777] (--) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Found relative axes
[    18.777] (--) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Found x and y relative axes
[    18.777] (II) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Configuring as mouse
[    18.777] (II) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: Adding scrollwheel support
[    18.777] (**) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[    18.777] (**) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[    18.777] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0/0003:093A:2521.0001/input/input7/event1"
[    18.777] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "USB OPTICAL MOUSE" (type: MOUSE, id 10)
[    18.777] (II) evdev: USB OPTICAL MOUSE: initialized for relative axes.
[    18.777] (**) USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[    18.777] (**) USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[    18.777] (**) USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[    18.777] (**) USB OPTICAL MOUSE: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[    18.777] (II) config/udev: Adding input device USB OPTICAL MOUSE (/dev/input/mouse0)
[    18.777] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.777] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.777] (II) config/udev: Adding input device TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD (/dev/input/event8)
[    18.777] (**) TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    18.777] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD'
[    18.777] (**) TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD: always reports core events
[    18.777] (**) evdev: TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD: Device: "/dev/input/event8"
[    18.778] (--) evdev: TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD: Vendor 0x4ca Product 0x705b
[    18.778] (--) evdev: TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD: Found keys
[    18.778] (II) evdev: TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD: Configuring as keyboard
[    18.778] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/input/input15/event8"
[    18.778] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD" (type: KEYBOARD, id 11)
[    18.778] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    18.778] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    18.778] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    18.778] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Digital PCBeep (/dev/input/event14)
[    18.778] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.778] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.778] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel PCH Mic (/dev/input/event15)
[    18.778] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.778] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.778] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel PCH Headphone (/dev/input/event16)
[    18.778] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.778] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.779] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event0)
[    18.779] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    18.779] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
[    18.779] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
[    18.779] (**) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
[    18.779] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Vendor 0x1 Product 0x1
[    18.779] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
[    18.779] (II) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
[    18.779] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input0/event0"
[    18.779] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD, id 12)
[    18.779] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    18.779] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    18.779] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    18.779] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/event2)
[    18.779] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "evdev touchpad catchall"
[    18.779] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "touchpad catchall"
[    18.779] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "Default clickpad buttons"
[    18.779] (II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
[    18.779] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
[    18.795] (II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    18.795]    compiled for 1.16.0.901, module version = 1.8.99
[    18.795]    Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[    18.795]    ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 21.0
[    18.795] (II) Using input driver 'synaptics' for 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad'
[    18.795] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: always reports core events
[    18.795] (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
[    18.824] (II) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: found clickpad property
[    18.824] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: x-axis range 0 - 3260 (res 33)
[    18.824] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: y-axis range 0 - 1956 (res 33)
[    18.824] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: pressure range 0 - 255
[    18.824] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: finger width range 0 - 15
[    18.824] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: buttons: left double triple
[    18.824] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Vendor 0x2 Product 0xe
[    18.824] (**) Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"
[    18.824] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found
[    18.824] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: always reports core events
[    18.884] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input6/event2"
[    18.884] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" (type: TOUCHPAD, id 13)
[    18.884] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) MinSpeed is now constant deceleration 2.5
[    18.884] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) MaxSpeed is now 1.75
[    18.884] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) AccelFactor is now 0.053
[    18.884] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[    18.884] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration profile 1
[    18.884] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[    18.884] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[    18.884] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found
[    18.884] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/mouse1)
[    18.884] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Ignoring device from InputClass "touchpad ignore duplicates"
[    18.884] (II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker (/dev/input/event7)
[    18.885] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[    18.885] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[    18.885] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Toshiba input device (/dev/input/event6)
[    18.885] (**) Toshiba input device: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[    18.885] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Toshiba input device'
[    18.885] (**) Toshiba input device: always reports core events
[    18.885] (**) evdev: Toshiba input device: Device: "/dev/input/event6"
[    18.885] (--) evdev: Toshiba input device: Vendor 0 Product 0
[    18.885] (--) evdev: Toshiba input device: Found keys
[    18.885] (II) evdev: Toshiba input device: Configuring as keyboard
[    18.885] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/virtual/input/input13/event6"
[    18.885] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Toshiba input device" (type: KEYBOARD, id 14)
[    18.885] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[    18.885] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[    18.885] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
[    25.236] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 1110
[    25.236] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[    25.236] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0   76.32  1366 1414 1446 1610  768 771 776 790 -hsync -vsync (47.4 kHz eP)
[    31.290] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 1110
[    31.290] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[    31.290] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0   76.32  1366 1414 1446 1610  768 771 776 790 -hsync -vsync (47.4 kHz eP)
[    44.540] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 1110
[    44.540] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[    44.540] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0   76.32  1366 1414 1446 1610  768 771 776 790 -hsync -vsync (47.4 kHz eP)
[    45.741] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 1110
[    45.741] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[    45.741] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0   76.32  1366 1414 1446 1610  768 771 776 790 -hsync -vsync (47.4 kHz eP)
(EE) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Read error 19
[   100.710] (II) config/udev: removing device ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad
[   100.720] (II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
[   112.186] (II) config/udev: Adding input device PS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/event2)
[   112.186] (**) PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[   112.186] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'PS/2 Elantech Touchpad'
[   112.186] (**) PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: always reports core events
[   112.186] (**) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
[   112.186] (--) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Vendor 0x2 Product 0x1
[   112.186] (--) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Found 3 mouse buttons
[   112.186] (--) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Found relative axes
[   112.186] (--) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Found x and y relative axes
[   112.186] (II) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Configuring as mouse
[   112.186] (**) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[   112.186] (**) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[   112.186] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input26/event2"
[   112.186] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PS/2 Elantech Touchpad" (type: MOUSE, id 13)
[   112.186] (II) evdev: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: initialized for relative axes.
[   112.187] (**) PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[   112.187] (**) PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[   112.187] (**) PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[   112.187] (**) PS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[   112.187] (II) config/udev: Adding input device PS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/mouse1)
[   112.187] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[   112.187] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[   118.032] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 1110
[   118.032] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[   118.032] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0   76.32  1366 1414 1446 1610  768 771 776 790 -hsync -vsync (47.4 kHz eP)
[   473.862] (II) intel(0): EDID vendor "LGD", prod id 1110
[   473.862] (II) intel(0): Printing DDC gathered Modelines:
[   473.862] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1366x768"x0.0   76.32  1366 1414 1446 1610  768 771 776 790 -hsync -vsync (47.4 kHz eP)
  • Hi there, could anyone help me with this. I appreciate it. – Patricio Espinoza Aug 12 '16 at 15:39
2

I get it working now...

What I did:

I followed this link: wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad

There I found the tip in this lines:

At start, Xorg reads vendor-supplied configuration commands from directory /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d (details in man xorg.conf.d).

If you want to override the defaults system-wide, use a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, e.g. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf, for configuration (but this will work just as well in a combined /etc/X11/xorg.conf file). /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d contains distro-supplied samples which can be copied over (or at least keep an eye on their settings when creating your own configuration). The following example shows how to enable tapping and how to configure various other options; you probably won't need everything in it. Comment out any old config for synaptics before replacing it with this new config.

I noted that I did not have a xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/ directory, so I touched to create it.

after that I copied the configuration I found in the same page:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "Touchpad" # required
MatchIsTouchpad "yes" # required
Driver "synaptics" # required
Option "MinSpeed" "0.5"
Option "MaxSpeed" "1.0"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.075"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2" # multitouch
Option "TapButton3" "3" # multitouch
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1" # multitouch
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1" # multitouch
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
Option "CoastingSpeed" "8"
Option "CornerCoasting" "1"
Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "7"
Option "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "1"
Option "LBCornerButton" "8" # browser "back" btn
Option "RBCornerButton" "9" # browser "forward" btn
EndSection

I restarted the laptop and "voila" Touch Pad was working again.

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