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Fedora 28 can't detect touchpad.

asked 2018-05-10 12:43:31 -0500

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updated 2018-05-10 12:45:20 -0500

My laptop model is Asus x505bp-br019. The default operating system was Endless OS. The touchpad were trouble-free. When I installed Fedora 28, it couldn't detect the touchpad. Here is the output of xinput:


I downloaded the original driver which is only available for Windows 10. According to it, here is the driver info:

Vendor:ASUS | Category:Touchpad | Module:ELAN/SA473I-12A4

I tried to solve by changing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line of /etc/default/grub and adding i8042.reset and i8042.kbdreset=1 kernel parameters. I checked other Elantech entries. The touchpad didn't work. Is there a neat solution for it?

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answered 2018-07-17 04:13:01 -0500

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The default touchpad driver in F28 is libinput.

What does libinput list-devices show?

The legacy driver is synaptics. If you are having problems with one or the other its easy to switch.

Add/remove xorg-x11-drv-libinput/xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-legacy

Gnome requires no configuration for libinput. However if you choose synaptics, you may/should have to tweak /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/xx-synaptics.conf Also in that case /var/log/Xorg.0.log will be helpful.

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