Drivers [SOLVED]: Acer A515 touchpad not working in Ubuntu 17.10

Drivers [SOLVED]: Acer A515 touchpad not working in Ubuntu 17.10

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    I finally decided to try Ubuntu after testing it with LiveCD. I installed it and everything seemed to work fine but after a while the touchpad stopped working. It was ok but suddenly it just died. The problems remains if i change from Wayland to Xorg. I had installed the synaptic package but nothing change.

    This is the information I found about my touchpad:

    N: Name="ELAN0501:00 04F3:3060 Touchpad"
    P: Phys=i2c-ELAN0501:00
    S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/AMD0010:03/i2c-0/i2c-ELAN0501:00/0018:04F3:3060.0001/input/input12
    

    It seems that the problem is related to Elantech and multiplexing of the i8092 chip. I found this info here, but I followed the proposed solution and didn’t work. I added either i8042.reset or i8042.kbdreset=1 to the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAUL as suggested.

    I’m new in this world so a detailed solution would be really grateful.

    Thank you in advance.

    #36544

    Anonymous

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    After long hours of search I finally found that the problem was a kernel bug so I just upgrade to the latest v4.14 kernel and it solved the issue. The problem was previously solved here.

    If you don’t know how to update your kernel just follow this simple instructions.

    Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/987524/acer-a515-touchpad-not-working-in-ubuntu-17-10
    Author: Juan Duarte
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