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Touch Pad gone bad? Not!

7 September 2013 Leave a comment

Last week, on my old net-book, suddenly the touch pad stopped working. An external mouse worked fine. It is an Acer Aspire One, with a 8.9″ screen, that came cheap with Linux pre-installed. That was years ago, so no warranty.

I already blamed a faulty driver update, but even after some new upgrades, the touch pad did not start working again. Could the hardware  be faulty. Well just Googling to find if others also had this problem, I found an easy fix. It was NOT the hardware or the driver, just switched off, somehow.  You can enable/disable the touch pad with Fn+F7.

So I might have disabled the touch pad by Fn+F7 by accident. Pressing Fn+F7 again enabled it again, so problem solved.

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