Touchpad and brightness keys do not work on ASUS ROG laptop.

asked 2016-03-08 12:28:40 -0500

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Laptop model is ASUS ROG GL552VW DH71. ( )

Touchpad and brightness keys don't do anything on use :-(

xinput command lists the touchpad as "Virtual Core XTest Pointer". Both the touchpad and the brightness keys work on Ubuntu on addition of the following flags "acpi_osi=! acpi_backlight=native idle=nomwait" to the GRUB config file. However even then the touchpad is detected as a mouse (which is more or less OK with me).

The rest of the fn keys work as expected, even the keyboard backlight brightness keys.

The touchpad model is listed as "ASUS Touchpad" in Windows Device Manager, with ASUS drivers installed.

Thanks in advance for responding! Would greatly appreciate your help.

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