Touchpad not working acer aspire E5


Latest kernels should fix that, as mentionned on Launchpad.

Reported working on 3.17-rc6

You can find 3.17 kernel in DEB package on

Piece of warning: you might encounter some issues with kernels not released by Canonical (ubuntu), but it should anyhow "work".

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Updated on September 18, 2022


  • therry
    therry 9 months

    I bought a new acer aspire E5-521 and installed ubuntu 14.04, but the touchpad doesn't work from the beginning. I already tried xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. It says a newer version is already installed. Then I tried what it says in the Debugging and it doesn't recognise the touchpad at all. Unfortunately I have no USB-Mouse to try if it`s working... What can I do? Thank you for your help!

  • Byte Commander
    Byte Commander almost 7 years
    Please fix your formatting, as it is, your answer is very hard to read and it's nearly impossible to identify what parts are your own words and what parts belong to the configuration file or commands. Also, do not use the title formatting unless it's really a headline. Thanks.