Touchpad not working in kali linux

Surajp

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I managed to live boot kali linux in my lenovo ideapad gaming 3 ryzen 7 4800h by disabling secure boot and enabling legacy bios boot option but now when I live boot kali linux my touchpad is not working
Touchpad is working fine when I boot into windows
In kali linux also the click on touchpad is working but the curser is not moving. I tried updating and upgrading linux but no effect


Thankyou for your help in advance
 


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Most likely you need to download the new kernel files and update you OS with the latest one available. I had similar issue on Ubuntu and had to get kernel 4.19 to make my touchpad work. There are plenty of tuts on how to do it by downloading a precompiled (easiest) kernels. IF you are adventurous, you can compile it yourself. https://www.kali.org/docs/development/recompiling-the-kali-linux-kernel/
 
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Moving this to Kali Linux

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If your touchpad is not detected (check output from libinput), you can try to add boot options i8042.notimeout i8042.nomux. If it's a new laptop and you have tried the various kernel module options, it might be a driver problem.
 
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