laptop keyboard and touch pad arent working

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Jul 26 18:18:39 UTC 2010

On 07/26/2010 04:37 AM, Shaun Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Madhurya Kakati <papul at> wrote:
>> hi. my laptop keyboard and touchpad werent working. i found the solution.
>> it was to add i8042.reset in the kernel line of grub.cfg but the problem is
>> that the grub.cfg file get over written on kernel updates. is there any long
>> term solution?

>  Actually I have pci=nomsi in my /etc/default/grub and it does not get
> overwritten when grub gets updated. I am using 10.04 and grub 2 though.

And for Madhurya, that Would be:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i8042.reset i8042.nomux"
if this bug report is correct:
[kernel cmdline requires "i8042.reset i8042.nomux" to fix erratic
touchpad on Compaq Presario V5000]

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