Touchpad not working in ubuntu 10.10 Maverick? Resolve it!

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick in my Sony Vaio E series laptop (VPCEB46FG) and its working just great. After installing, i got frequent net disconnection issues which i fixed as mentioned in my previous post. The next issue was with the touch pad and i had to find a way to make it work. This is how i managed to fix it:

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Open terminal and type the following:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub/

Note: If you get error stating Grub: File not found (missing)

sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Edit the line

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=” “

and add

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”i8042.nopnp”

Now run:

sudo update-grub

and finally reboot. Thats it! Your touchpad is ready with multitouch :)

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10 Responses to “Touchpad not working in ubuntu 10.10 Maverick? Resolve it!”

  1. Anony-mouse says:

    I did follow your instructions, but added a sudo before the gedit command to save it. I restarted and nothing. It’s not working ;(

    Same model and 10.10

  2. Anony-mouse says:

    Nevermind, it worked.

  3. sam says:

    hey how do i open a terminal

  4. Satya says:

    yes it worked man……….believe me …..just try it :)

  5. Brian says:

    Hi I’m a complete novice, I opened the grub but it’s read only!
    How do I make it editable?
    Thanks in advance.

  6. Brian says:

    Thanks Vincent when I run update grub I get the following message:
    /etc/default/grub: 33: File:: not found

  7. mike jakes says:

    didnt work on ubuntu 11.04

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