Touchpad issue. toggled on MSI laptop

Linux os is really a problematic on Msi laptop.
My touchpad is toggled. This just happened again. Preivously it happened before, later , after restart or suspend it get itself fixed.
Now it happened again; and touchpad is no longer working.
When i turn on touchpad with physical button that is dedicated to toggle on/off mousepad, screen displayed Touchpad Off and vice versa.
When my touchpad is on, linux shows it is off; while linux shows it is on, actually it is off, of course touchpad won’t works.
what terminal command can be use to on and off touchpad ? so that i can twist it back to the correct state with the physical touchpad status.

I searched wiki.archlinux, there is not much that i can ultilize with my knowledge.

My laptop is equipped with Elantech Touchpad

$ find /sys/class/input/ -name mouse* -exec udevadm info -a {} \; | grep 'ATTRS{name}'
    ATTRS{name}=="Logitech USB Receiver"
    ATTRS{name}=="ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad"

$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Receiver                     id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Receiver Consumer Control    id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                  id=15   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ BisonCam, NB Pro: BisonCam, NB            id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ MSI WMI hotkeys                           id=16   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Logitech USB Receiver Consumer Control    id=17   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Logitech USB Keyboard                     id=18   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Logitech USB Keyboard System Control      id=19   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Logitech USB Keyboard Consumer Control    id=20   [slave  keyboard (3)]

$inxi -v7
System:    Kernel: 5.8.8-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
           Distro: EndeavourOS 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: GP60 2QE v: REV:1.0 
           serial: <superuser/root required> 
           Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16GH v: REV:1.0 serial: <superuser/root required> 
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: E16GHIMS.10H date: 12/25/2014 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 11.3 Wh condition: 11.9/48.8 Wh (24%) volts: 12.4/11.1 
           model: MSI Corp. MS-16GH type: Unknown serial: N/A status: Unknown 
Memory:    RAM: total: 15.56 GiB used: 3.82 GiB (24.6%) 
           RAM Report: missing: Required program dmidecode not available 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-4210H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell 
           rev: 3 L2 cache: 3072 KiB bogomips: 23152 
           Speed: 976 MHz min/max: 800/3500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 891 2: 841 3: 871 
           4: 814 
   
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
           vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           chip ID: 8086:0416 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940M] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia 
           v: 450.66 bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1347 
           Device-3: Acer MSI Integrated Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
           bus ID: 1-1.4:5 chip ID: 5986:014c 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel,nvidia 
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa alternate: nouveau,nv resolution: 
           1: 1920x1080 2: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
           Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. 

Drives:    Local Storage: total: 6.84 TiB used: 2.62 TiB (38.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD5000LPVX-22V0TT0 
           size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: WD-WXB1AC4FCAS2 
           rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 size: 931.51 GiB 
           speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: Y3CMT7EGT rev: 1U scheme: MBR 
           ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Samsung model: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 
           size: 14.59 GiB serial: 4C530000180819113595 rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR 
           ID-4: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: Western Digital model: WD My Book 25EE 
           size: 5.46 TiB serial: 575835314431373546373256 rev: 4004 scheme: GPT 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 

Partition: ID-1: / size: 77.23 GiB used: 8.64 GiB (11.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 
           label: N/A uuid: e243610f-aeef-4cd0-8dea-3456638f11f6 
           ID-2: /home size: 838.16 GiB used: 17.46 GiB (2.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2 
           label: N/A uuid: 3a129912-a5a6-460e-965a-e3007b28ce2b 
           ID-3: /run/media/enos-andrew/3profile-andrewadm size: 465.66 GiB 
           used: 349.64 GiB (75.1%) fs: ntfs dev: /dev/sda2 label: 3profile-andrewadm 
           uuid: 28966C23966BF02C 
           ID-4: /run/media/enos-andrew/6TB My Book size: 5.46 TiB used: 2.25 TiB (41.3%) 
           fs: exfat dev: /dev/sdd1 label: 6TB My Book uuid: 54BA-47FC 
           ID-5: /run/media/enos-andrew/deja-dup_backup size: 14.30 GiB 
           used: 2.16 GiB (15.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1 label: deja-dup_backup 
           uuid: 0bba6865-1bc1-4436-8685-f2690c4d10ac 
Swap:      Alert: No Swap data was found. 
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sda1 size: 100.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: System Reserved 
           uuid: 7274632C7462F271 
USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 1-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 6 rev: 2.0 
           speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:8008 
           Device-1: 1-1.2:3 info: Logitech Cordless Mouse Receiver type: Mouse,HID 
           driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 046d:c521 
           Device-2: 1-1.3:4 info: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: Bluetooth 
           driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:07dc 
           Device-3: 1-1.4:5 info: Acer MSI Integrated Webcam type: Video 
           driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 5986:014c 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 14 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 2-1:10 info: VIA Labs VL813 Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 2109:2813 
           Hub: 2-1.1:11 info: VIA Labs VL813 Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 2109:2813 
           Device-1: 2-1.1.1:12 info: SanDisk Cruzer Blade type: Mass Storage 
           driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0781:5567 
           serial: 4C530000180819113595 
           Device-2: 2-1.1.4:13 info: Logitech Keyboard K120 type: Keyboard,HID 
           driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 046d:c31c 
           Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Hub: 3-1:2 info: Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub ports: 8 rev: 2.0 
           speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:8000 
           Device-1: 3-1.5:3 info: Western Digital My Book 25EE type: Mass Storage 
           driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1058:25ee 
           serial: 575835314431373546373256 
           Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
           chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
           Hub: 4-1:6 info: VIA Labs VL813 Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
           chip ID: 2109:0813 
           Hub: 4-1.1:7 info: VIA Labs VL813 Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s 
           chip ID: 2109:0813 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 229 Uptime: 2d 2h 17m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
           Packages: pacman: 1034 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.06
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@jonathon

Huh ? Why did you “liked” the post ? You have the same problem ?
This is why i am scared of installing linux afresh… because each time i installed, there are tons of minor minor stuff need to fix and solve.

No, I just like that you have included a good amount of information and that you have done some research. :wink: :+1:

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I see, but none of my research provides any help to me to solve the problem myself.
I believe this is another problem just like the mouse right click menu issue… it will dissapear before anybody ever able to provide solution.

maybe this …

My touchpad is Elantech, not Synaptics. Are they both having same config ?

see part software toggle