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Macbook touchpad becomes unresponsive

asked 2018-04-25 15:13:10 -0500

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I have Fedora 27 freshly installed on a Macbook Pro from 2012. When I am using the touchpad, the cursor will suddenly stop moving and become unresponsive, until I lift my finger up and then put it back down and continue. This happens every minute or 2, at least, and doesn't seem to have any pattern to it. The touchpad just becomes completely unresponsive until I take my finger off and put it back down. Very strange. As far as I can tell, this issue was not present on the LiveCD - I noticed it after installing Fedora 27 and applying all updates available. Restarting the laptop and even reinstalling Fedora does not do anything to help. Oh - and the issue is present on both Wayland and Xorg. I'm considering upgrading early to F28, to see if that fixes the issue, but would much rather stay on 27 until 28 is officially released.

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Try this new update, it fixes similar issue: (download in builds tab).

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-04-27 04:12:19 -0500 )edit

That seems to have fixed it! Thanks, ozeszty!

willtschopp gravatar imagewilltschopp ( 2018-04-29 05:06:00 -0500 )edit

You're welcome. I created an answer so you can mark it as correct. Have fun using Fedora!

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-04-29 05:57:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-04-29 05:54:42 -0500

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Try this new update, it fixes similar issue: Download in builds tab, or now that it's been pushed to testing repository, just run dnf update --enablerepo=updates-testing libinput* .

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answered 2018-04-26 05:51:12 -0500

Did you try to re-install the said software?

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I'm not sure which software you mean - I tried reinstalling Fedora itself, but nothing else. ozeszty's answer/comment seems to have fixed the issue though. Thanks.

willtschopp gravatar imagewilltschopp ( 2018-04-29 05:08:16 -0500 )edit

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