synaptics touchpad does not move mouse cursor when selecting install on menu on my hp laptop.

Bug #1538788 reported by Lyn Perrine on 2016-01-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce boot the version considered for alpha 2 of amd64 of lubuntu on my paritcular hp pavilion dv6 1230us laptop. then try to move the mouse cursor or click with the mouse with the touchpad to isntall on this laptop. I have installed xenial before on this laptop and it was working in the full install.

Description: Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch)
Release: 16.04

I expected the touchpad to work and proived two buttons and a scrollwheel on the side. Instead I try to ues the touchpad and get no apparent result. right clicking does not bring up a context menu and does not bring up a cursor. the keyboard does work. I have a usb wifi that works out of the box with lubuntu but this gets hard to use on the installer and selecting partion type with keyboard only.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.8.2-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-7.18-generic 4.3.3
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.3-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.366
Date: Wed Jan 27 22:57:51 2016
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160126)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing

Brendan Perrine, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better.

Could you please run the following command once from a terminal by ensuring you have the package xdiagnose installed, and that you click the Yes button for attaching additional debugging information:
apport-collect 1538788

When reporting xorg related bugs in the future, please do so via the above method. You can learn more about this functionality at

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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