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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Touchpad on Thinkpad T580 stops working sometimes

On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 20:25:33 +0400
Dimitri Minaev via Dng <dng@???> wrote:

> Hi,
> I run Chimaera Devuan on Thinkpad T580. Periodically, about once a
> day, the touchpad stops responding to all actions. It doesn't scroll
> or move the pointer. During these blackouts dmesg doesn't display any
> messages and I still can use the trackpoint. After a short period of
> time, around 1 minute, the touchpad becomes active again.
> I would be grateful for any ideas that might help solve the issue.

Here's a workaround until you find the solution:

Once or twice in the past month I've posted a shellscript to toggle the
synaptics touchpad on and off. Connect that to a convenient hotkey via
your window manager, and every time it turns itself off, toggle it back

This lets you continue working while you seek out the root cause.


Steve Litt
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