Ubuntu – Couldn’t find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded


Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the

Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

error. In addition, my touchpad is read as a P2 Generic Mouse, instead of ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad.

To fix it I just run sudo rmmod psmouse and sudo modprobe -v psmouse. and everything is back to normal. How can I make the change permanent?

Best Answer

If you just want to automatically load the psmouse module at boot edit the /etc/modules file, and add it there.

sudo gedit /etc/modules

and add it to a new line there.