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Now I am relatively new to Linux and I'm no techy nerd but I'm determined to stay and learn. I'm using Dell Inspiron N5110 but my Ubuntu (Dell partner) 12.04 ...
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- 11-14-2012 #1
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- Nov 2012
Thoughts arise from missing touchpad
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- 11-18-2012 #2
I doubt it's the kernel, but I'm also surprised in general that Ubuntu isn't recognizing your touchpad. It is usually pretty good at detecting hardware. I use Gentoo, and it detected my touchpad automatically; I can't say it would be the same with your particular hardware, though. You may need to modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf to include the details of your touchpad. Find out what your touchpad hardware is and search online for how to put that into xorg.conf. The exact lines may vary according to the type of touchpad it is.