The touchpad and trackpoint on my ThinkPad x250 had gained the habit of not working pretty much all of the time now. At first, it appeared to be that after sleep it stopped working, then it gradually became worse and even after restarting I can not make it work again.
I have tried using
synaptics drivers, as well as cutting edge and LTS version of Linux too. I have tried restarting in in a different shell as well as just in standart terminal by using:
$ modprobe -r psmouse $ modprobe psmouse
What returns after
xinput list and
libinput list-devices doesn't include touchpad when it is not working. When it works they're listed there as well.
$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [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)] ↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Integrated Camera: Integrated C id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ ThinkPad Extra Buttons id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
Do I have any way to know if this is hardware or software related?