Folks, I have the abovementionned laptop but the touchpad is not working. I did find a corresponding driver for Windows but not for Elementary. Do I have to build my own kernel here (found some pages quoting that I need to add an entry to a source file)?

I am using Juno and the newer 4.20.generic kernel but to no avail.

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Is a known issue on the kernel


You have three options:

  1. Demand a good driver for the manufacturer (Lenovo/Elan)

  2. Wait for the kernel devs to release one

  3. Help the devs (or become one) to release the driver

Imagine a Windows without drivers, what you could do. Here at least you have people working in the solution to put it on the kernel, I suggest you to help them at least giving them info and logs if they require

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    Thank you, will look into the link provided and might add some code if I got it working.
    – Jan
    Dec 30, 2018 at 9:35

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