Best i8042 kernel option to choose and how to apply it?

Colin Murphy Colin at
Sat Mar 28 10:48:17 UTC 2009

I have a laptop that has keyboard and trackpad probelms when restored from a 
sleep or hibernate, full details can be found in .

After some trial and error some kernel options mitigated the problem :-

i8042.noloop, i8042.nomux,  and i8042.reset

While I am sure an entire Ubuntu team is devoting themselves just to my laptop 
problem, I don't expect it to be any time soon, so I would like to make use 
of one of these kernel options, as a temporary cure at least.

Is there anything between these options to suggest I should choose one over 
the others?  

Should there be any negative consequences from using any of these?

How do I make default use of this option?

Thanks in advance.

Colin at
Gotta go, things to be, people to do, and stuff to, err, stuff.

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