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Chromebook Hacked: Trackpad / Touchpad

OP Rtistique

4th January 2014, 04:29 PM   |  #1  
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Have you just install Ubuntu on your Chromebook and your track-pad is aka broken or did not work. Now you have to suck it up and use a mouse or went back to ChromeOs because of this reason. I'm here to save your day. Listed below is step-by-step to fix your track-pad problem.

Track-pad Fix:

1. Open Terminal and gain access to root:

Sudo -s

2. Once you have login as a root user:

nano -w /etc/modules
sudo gedit /etc/modules

3. Add the following lines in this order:


4. Save (Ctrl-O)

5. Reboot

*Note if you are run Ubuntu 14.04 the track-pad should work once your system boots back up. If so skip to 10.

6. Log back in to the terminal as a root user:

Sudo -s

7. Download 64 bit kernel 3.11:

*Note if you need the 32 bit kernel I will have it listed below.

wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_all.deb

wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100-generic_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_amd64.deb

wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-saucy/linux-image-3.11.0-031100-generic_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_amd64.deb

8. Now it’s time to install the kernel:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers* linux-image*

9. Reboot

Ok track-pad should be working like a champ. If you have any problem on the steps above you can pm me.

10. Now it’s time to adjust Some Synaptics Options Edit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf by running:

sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Find the line

MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"

and add these after

Option "FingerHigh" "10"
Option "FingerLow" "5"
Option "HorizHysteresis" "12"
Option "VertHysteresis" "12"

11. Save (Ctrl-O)

12. Reboot

<---Please hit the thanks button if this work for you. If not Please post below and i will do my best to help you.

32 bit Kernel:

wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_all.deb

wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.11.0-031100-generic_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_i386.deb

wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11-saucy/linux-image-3.11.0-031100-generic_3.11.0-031100.201309021735_i386.deb
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27th July 2014, 07:13 AM   |  #2  
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14th September 2014, 01:49 PM   |  #3  
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still doesn't work on ubuntu 14.04
I have Acer c720 with ubuntu 14.04 installed, but after executing 5) (reboot), touchpad still doesn't work.
7th November 2014, 05:30 AM   |  #4  
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Smile I need help
I have an acer c7 running 14.04, i followed your instructions but i still cant get the track bad to work
i may be doing something wrong, can you please help
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