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[Fixed] Acer S3 touchpad stopped working after upgrading to Fedora 18

asked 2013-06-14 22:54:50 -0600

tzicatl gravatar image

updated 2013-06-15 17:40:33 -0600

I updated to F18 using fedup. The touchpad stopped working at all and I don't see any option in "Gnome Settings/Mouse and touchpad" that would enable it again.

Is that a bug in some driver or maybe some stale configuration from F17?

Where should I look?

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answered 2013-06-15 17:39:55 -0600

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I finally got it to work.

The problem is that during upgrade the synaptics driver for X11 didn't get upgraded and a stale version of it remained installed. I had to look into var/log/Xorg.0.log to find that the synaptics module wasn't loading because of ABI incompatibilities.

The issue got fixed after issuing the following command:

sudo yum distribution-synchronization --disablepresto

This is one of the final steps of the Fedup Upgrade guide.

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