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    Default How To Enable Touchpad

    Hi guys, I've just installed Backtrack 4 R2 as a Dual Boot With Windows 7 on my Sony Vaio vpc Z series, but my Synaptic touchpad doesn't work, I'm currently using a USB mouse to able to work with Backtrack, but I want to use my touchpad since it will be more easy for me to work with, how can I enable it for it to work?

    Anyways thanks a lot,

    Aruman.

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    Default Re: How To Enable Touchpad

    I also occasionally have an issue with the touchpad.

    This only happens on a rebuilt live dvd that I made log in automatically and I am using a custom xorg.conf file - so I figure its just me.

    no promises but this clears it up for me on my Sony vpc.
    try "control alt backspace" then type startx again.
    Last edited by Scamentology; 03-30-2011 at 05:23 PM.
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    Default Re: How To Enable Touchpad

    Thanks a lot, but still no luck.

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    Default Re: How To Enable Touchpad

    Did you manage to fix this problem? I posted a thread in the beginners forum to no avail. Mine doesnt work at all. I have a Y series

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    Default Re: How To Enable Touchpad

    No, still no luck, I think I'm just waiting for BT5 and hope it will work then.

    Cheers,

    Aruman.

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    Default Re: How To Enable Touchpad

    Hello Aruman,

    you have to add “i8042.nopnp” at the end of the kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst

    in my case :


    title BackTrack 4 R2, kernel 2.6.35.8
    uuid 40147649-10b2-4fa2-b3d4-b5288a326913
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35.8 root=UUID=04f54c21-f9a2-40ad-b9d6-ffd34139712c ro quiet vga=0x31a=0x317 i8042.nopnp
    initrd /initrd.img-2.6.35.8

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    Default Re: How To Enable Touchpad

    Thanks MREZA I will try that and see how it's goes.

    Cheers.

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