Touchpad Works on boot/login, but fails afterawhile

Hello new to this operating systems, but i seem to be having this small problem. My touchpad will work for awhile, but then it will stop working probably less then five minutes after i log on i posted the hardware below.

9: USB 00.1: 10503 USB Mouse
[Created at usb.122]
Unique ID: 3X50.x2LcURBGx5F
Parent ID: k4bc.Av4aYawMN42
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:08.1/0000:02:00.3/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.1
SysFS BusID: 1-2:1.1
Hardware Class: mouse
Model: “Logitech Unifying Receiver”
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x046d “Logitech, Inc.”
Device: usb 0xc52b “Unifying Receiver”
Revision: “24.07”
Compatible to: int 0x0200 0x0001 “Generic USB Mouse”
Driver: “usbhid”
Driver Modules: “usbhid”
Speed: 12 Mbps
Module Alias: “usb:v046DpC52Bd2407dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc01ip02in01”
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 Protocol: explorerps/2
GPM Protocol: exps2
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #40 (Hub)

48: PS/2 00.0: 10500 PS/2 Mouse
[Created at input.249]
Unique ID: AH6Q.WkHLBhxnYKA
Hardware Class: mouse
Model: “ELAN0501:00 04F3:3060 Touchpad”
Vendor: 0x04f3
Device: 0x3060 “ELAN0501:00 04F3:3060 Touchpad”
Compatible to: int 0x0210 0x0001
Device File: /dev/input/mice (/dev/input/mouse0)
Device Files: /dev/input/mice, /dev/input/mouse0, /dev/input/event1, /dev/input/by-path/platform-AMDI0010:01-event-mouse, /dev/input/by-path/platform-AMDI0010:01-mouse
Device Number: char 13:63 (char 13:32)
Driver Info #0:
Buttons: 1
Wheels: 0
XFree86 Protocol: explorerps/2
GPM Protocol: exps2
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Welcome to openSUSE Forums. That is an unusual problem you’re describing. It’s hard to know whether it is a hardware issue, or a bug without more info. I note that your input device is treated as a basic PS/2 mouse (rather than a touchpad), and sometimes better support can be obtained by using a more recent kernel. It might be worth a shot here.

When you touchpad device stop working does Xorg still report it as present?

libinput list-devices

Are events still generated when using the touchpad? Using the appropriate /dev/input/eventX path for your device (as reported by libinput) do something like this

libinput-debug-events --device /dev/input/event1

and see if any touchpad -related output is produced.

If you restart the desktop with CTRL+ALT+Backspace (hold down or press twice), that will restart the X-server. Does that rersult in a working touchpad again, or do you need to reboot completely?

Hi, welcome to these forums.

Another thing to consider might be the fact that you have a USB mouse plugged in as well. Which desktop environment ( KDE, GNOME ) are you using? Chances are that the touchpad gets disabled because a mouse is plugged in.

Yes, good catch Gertjan. The OP may well have such a desktop configuration inadvertently set to cause this behaviour (although I had initially assumed that the OP was using a USB-connected mouse because the touchpad was simply becoming non-functional after a while).