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Lenovo ideapad 320 touchpad isn't working

Hi guys, recently I bought lenovo ideapad 320-14AST and install korora 26 cinnamon version. So far, I've been able to solve several issues such as iommu boot loop and uefi stuff.
The only thing left is the touchpad and its not detected when I use xinput list. Only my wireless mouse from logitech.
Sometimes, when travelling outside my office I need to work with touchpad.
Here is the sysinfo of my new laptop: SysInfo
Does anyone can help me solve the touchpad problem?
Thank you.

I hope this doesn't sound dumb, but I'll admit I've made this type of mistake after spending hours troubleshooting. Have you made sure your touchpad is activated or turned on? A lot of laptops have a function key with a picture on it, to turn things off such as cameras, bluetooth, touchpads, wifi, ect.

SirWeazel wrote:
I hope this doesn't sound dumb, but I'll admit I've made this type of mistake after spending hours troubleshooting. Have you made sure your touchpad is activated or turned on? A lot of laptops have a function key with a picture on it, to turn things off such as cameras, bluetooth, touchpads, wifi, ect.

Yes, I press the function key F6 to enable or disable the touchpad but it doesn't give any response.
The other function key is working (volume, mic) but some also doesn't work such as screen capture and the touchpad.

Sorry, my fingers were crossed. I don't any quick answers, and I don't have much time at the moment to help this weekend. Hopefully someone else will be able to help. I only googled for about 2 minutes, and saw lots of hits with your problem. I glanced over a couple of them, and they were all ubuntu related, but maybe the same tips can help.

SirWeazel wrote:
Sorry, my fingers were crossed. I don't any quick answers, and I don't have much time at the moment to help this weekend. Hopefully someone else will be able to help. I only googled for about 2 minutes, and saw lots of hits with your problem. I glanced over a couple of them, and they were all ubuntu related, but maybe the same tips can help.

That's fine. I appreciate what have you done to help me.
I checked google first before asking help in this forum, those tips isn't working on my case.
Thank you for your help..

This might've been fixed in F27

So upgrading to Korora 27 might fix the issue.

MarcoDePollo wrote:
This might've been fixed in F27

So upgrading to Korora 27 might fix the issue.

The new version of korora will be 28, not 27.

Kristo wrote:

MarcoDePollo wrote:
This might've been fixed in F27

So upgrading to Korora 27 might fix the issue.

The new version of korora will be 28, not 27.

I know, but upgrading to K27 is very much possible, and has been for a while:


[06:33 marcodepollo ~]$ cat /etc/os-release 
NAME=Korora
VERSION="27 (Marlin)"
ID=korora
ID_LIKE=fedora
VERSION_ID=27
PRETTY_NAME="Korora 27 (Marlin)"
ANSI_COLOR="0;34"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:kororaproject:korora:27"
HOME_URL="https://kororaproject.org/"
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy
[06:34 marcodepollo ~]$ 

Kristo wrote:
The new version of korora will be 28, not 27.

At this stage no work has been done on 28 so the best plan is to upgrade to 27.

ozjd wrote:

Kristo wrote:
The new version of korora will be 28, not 27.

At this stage no work has been done on 28 so the best plan is to upgrade to 27.

Well... I will try to upgrade into 27.

I did upgrade to 27, the problem still there and nothing change.
Here is my xinput result.
Seems the kernel can't recognize the touchpad hardware, only my wireless mouse.

Just curious, what does libinput-list-devices display? And does going to stanby or resume do anything? Have you gotten the touchpad to ever work?

SirWeazel wrote:
Just curious, what does libinput-list-devices display? And does going to stanby or resume do anything? Have you gotten the touchpad to ever work?

Here is the result of libinput-list-devices
Also, I notice when I press the Fn + F1 for disabling my sound, the keyboard response was like F1.
But, if I press only F1, the mute function is working. This was applied for other functions except for F6 which related with the touchpad.
I hope you're understand with my explanation..
Thank you for your comment..

Kristo wrote:
Also, I notice when I press the Fn + F1 for disabling my sound, the keyboard response was like F1.
But, if I press only F1, the mute function is working. This was applied for other functions except for F6 which related with the touchpad.
I hope you're understand with my explanation..
Thank you for your comment..

I get that on my Thinkpad T440. The Fn also serves as a function lock, it has a light to show its status. When pressed by itself it toggles the behaviour you see on and off. When the led is lit it behaves as I would expect, i.e. the function keys behave as function keys but when the Fn key is pressed with a function key I get the alternate use such as Mute.

ozjd wrote:

Kristo wrote:
Also, I notice when I press the Fn + F1 for disabling my sound, the keyboard response was like F1.
But, if I press only F1, the mute function is working. This was applied for other functions except for F6 which related with the touchpad.
I hope you're understand with my explanation..
Thank you for your comment..

I get that on my Thinkpad T440. The Fn also serves as a function lock, it has a light to show its status. When pressed by itself it toggles the behaviour you see on and off. When the led is lit it behaves as I would expect, i.e. the function keys behave as function keys but when the Fn key is pressed with a function key I get the alternate use such as Mute.

What you said is how the normal Fn function works. In my case, the Fn function isn't work like that. Its reverse, when you press Fn button with combination of F1 .. F12, it will give you the real F1..F12 function.
But, if you press alone F1..F12, it will give you the function of Fn+F1..F12. Until now, I don't know how to solve it just adapt and remember how my keys are working in my typing behavior.

I also have laptops where the function keys work opposite then "normal," but its just the design of the laptop. I have a laptop that the function keys work opposite even in windows. I assume the manufacture figures the volume key and wifi key is used more than the function key. But it now makes telling someone to use the function key a little bit more difficult since you don't know if they need to press "Fn" or not. Anyways, I was hoping to see maybe something that would give a hint to your touchpad issue in the libinput output. Sorry I'm not much more help. Since Fedora 28 just came out, maybe boot to a live USB without installing and see if it is recognized there? Just a thought.

SirWeazel wrote:
I also have laptops where the function keys work opposite then "normal," but its just the design of the laptop. I have a laptop that the function keys work opposite even in windows. I assume the manufacture figures the volume key and wifi key is used more than the function key. But it now makes telling someone to use the function key a little bit more difficult since you don't know if they need to press "Fn" or not. Anyways, I was hoping to see maybe something that would give a hint to your touchpad issue in the libinput output. Sorry I'm not much more help. Since Fedora 28 just came out, maybe boot to a live USB without installing and see if it is recognized there? Just a thought.

Your suggestion also come in my mind and worth to try. Meanwhile, I just adapt and change my typing behavior when using lenovo. It isn't hard actually and slowly, I'm not thinking on why my touchpad isn't work.
I realize also when my wireless mouse get trouble, I must find another mouse to work with.
Anyway, it is happy to get responses even the problem still exist. Thank you so much for Korora Team that give me great experience in my journey using Linux, it is sad to hear and see that a great distro have to stop.
Thank you guys for your great work..

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