[ltp] trackpoint, touchpad, and buttons suddenly dead

David Griffith dave at 661.org
Sat Aug 26 15:39:43 CEST 2017

Not at the machine yet...  Why would a loose or detached cable make the interface itself invisible to the OS?  The trackpoint goes through the keyboard, separately from the touchpad.

On August 26, 2017 6:14:39 AM PDT, DI Florian Reitmeir <florian at reitmeir.org> wrote:
>Am 26.08.2017 um 13:38 schrieb David Griffith:
>> While I was using my T420, the touchpad suddenly stopped responding,
>> as did the mouse buttons and trackpoint.  The output of xinput shows
>> no PS/2 keyboard/mouse interface available.  The output of lsmod
>> that the psmouse module is unused.  I checked the BIOS to see if
>> somehow these got turned off.  I turned them off, rebooted, then
>> rebooted again, and turned them back on again.  I removed the hard
>> drive and inserted a Windows 7 hard drive I keep around for when I
>> need to use Windows on this laptop. Still nothing.  All this while,
>> the keyboard has continued to function as expected.
>> What could have caused the ps/2 mouse interface to fail like this?
>a loose cable? did you remove the keyboard to look at the cables?
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