[ltp] T420 touchpad and trackpoint not working

Jeffrey L. Taylor linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:25:07 -0500

Quoting Andreas Ronnquist <gusnan.mailinglists@openmailbox.org>:
> Hi
> How can I get my touchpad and trackpoint working on a Debian 8? I have
> recently got a t420, but cannot get them to work at all. 
> What packages are required? What kernel modules need to be loaded? I
> have tried various thing, such as the synaptics xserver input
> driver, but with no luck.
> Other than that, the machine is in tip top shape, so I have a hard time
> believing they would be simply out of order.
> Hint and tips would be much appreciated!

Are you sure they are enabled in the BIOS?  I detest touchpads and have
disabled it in the BIOS.  There wasn't a reliable way to disable it in
software when I bought my T520.