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Alps Touchpad driver loaded, but still touchpad not working? [migrated]

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with Ubuntu 11.10 x86-64 installed. I am having a problem with the Alps touchpad. My touchpad's driver loads, which is synaptics, and it gets recognized in xinput --list and in Xorg.0.log, but it's still not working. In xinput --list I can see two devices loaded at the same bus: "PS/2 Mouse" and "Alps/PS2 ALPS GlidePoint". Any workaround and any further logs will be provided (if) when requested. (HowTos)