I have been trying to get my ETPS/2 Elentech touchpad working on My Gigabyte P35 V5 Laptop with little success. I had just reinstalled the Offline Version yesterday and the touchpad wasn’t working. The next morning I woke up and booted my laptop and found that it was working mysteriously. I was afraid to update anything so I just attempted to install Timeshift for backups so that if something goes wrong I can revert to when it was working. However, in that moment my touchpad stopped working and timeshift didn’t install. Using a mouse via usb works, the touchpad doesn’t work with or without the mouse plugged in. I have placed Xorg.0.log and pacman.log in separate pastebins in the comments below:
The steps that I did immediately prior to my touchpad not working are as follows:
- sudo pacman -S git base-devel
- git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/timeshift.gi
- cd timeshift/
- makepkg -sri
I was trying to follow the steps to install Timeshift found here:
(I skipped the “sudo pacman -Syu” becuase of reasons explained above which might have been dumb on my part, but I don’t know.)
I hope that I will be able to find a solution on here because I really wanted to use it. I there are any more commands or information needed please let me know and I’ll happily oblige.
I have reinstalled Endeavour OS. Installed Timeshift via yay timeshift. Then installed cronie for the crontab dependency and created a snapshot. The touchpad is still not working, but the usb mouse still works as it should. At least if it does start working I can make another snapshot to restore to that point if using timeshift can fix it. I would like to know what is causing this issue and the solution to fix it.