Ubuntu 13.10: Touchpad Stops Working After Suspend – Solution

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my Lenovo G500 laptop. I was facing a strange problem. Whenever my laptop went to the suspended state and I resumed it afterwards, its touchpad was not working. A little bit of Googling returned a simple solution that worked like a charm. I am summarizing that solution here in this post for future reference of me and anyone else facing a similar problem.

Open up the terminal and type following command:

It will create a new file named “0000trackpad” in the /etc/pm/sleep.d/ directory and subsequently open it for editing in gedit. Paste following code snippet in this window, save the file and close it.

Back to the terminal, type following command to make the newly created file executable:

And … that’s it. Above steps solved the problem for me and hopefully will do the same for you too. Suspend/Resume your laptop a few times to make sure that your touchpad no longer gets disabled automatically.

Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2182922

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