08-24-2013 07:09 AM
I am having persistent problems with the touchpad and trackpoint on my L530. I prefer to use the trackpoint usually, and found that the touchpad was super-sensitive and caused the cursor to jump around during normal (touch) typing so I disabled the touchpad. Next time the thinkpad resumed from sleep mode, the mouse was frozen. Nothing would reactivate it. I had to switch user, which temporarily fixed it, and then reactivate the touchpad.
If I try and change trackpad settings at any time other than directly after a reboot, the settings are greyed-out and I can't touch them. Right now, both trackpad and trackpoint are completely dead again, but I've plugged in a USB mouse and that seems to be working, so I've given up fiddling with it. This will be a pain when I'm moving around with the laptop though!
The OS is Windows 7. Yesterday I went looking for the most recent driver, uninstalled the existing one (as per guidance) and installed the new driver. No luck.
I've heard this is a common problem and apparently installing a generic driver works, but I'm not completely sure what to use. Anyone know?
Oh, and I'm not sure if this is related, but quite often when I resume from sleep mode the keyboard is also dead. However, if I switch user it comes back to life. So annoying but not the end of the world.