TouchPad dead after Z17 upgrade

Hi all,
I used the "Upgrade Zorin" option last night to get 17 core installed and now my touchpad isn't working. I've checked that it is enabled using the keyboard shortcut and I've also checked that xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is installed. But I'm now fresh out of ideas. I'm still relatively new to Linux so am not sure what else to do/check. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Zorin OS 17 defaults to Wayland, so the xorg drivers may not work.

The libinput package replaces it for use on Wayland.
However, this should be included by default in Zorin 17.

Can you remove the package:

sudo apt remove xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Then reboot. Please relay to us your make and model of computer or touchpad or the terminal output for

sudo libinput list-devices

xinput list

Hi Aravisian,
I removed the package, as suggested, with no result.

returned the message "sudo: libinput: command not found".
xinput list returned the following....
WARNING: running xinput against an Xwayland server. See the xinput man page for details.
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ xwayland-pointer:14 id=7 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ xwayland-relative-pointer:14 id=8 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ xwayland-pointer-gestures:14 id=9 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ xwayland-keyboard:14 id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]

This is on an Acer Aspire E1 series from 2013 which, until last night, was running Zorin 16 and the touchpad was working fine. Currently using a wireless USB mouse, which isn't the end of the world, but would be great to get the touchpad up and running again.

You can try

sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-libinput

I did as you suggested and got the same result when trying the

sudo libinput list-devices

It also made no difference to the function of the touchpad.

Have you tested this on the Zorin Desktop on X option?

I removed the above and rebooted. Reinstalled and rebooted, again. And the touchpad now works a treat.

Thanks Aravisian, for all of your helpful suggestions. I certainly need to improve my knowledge of Linux systems and the Terminal, and this will drive me to do so. Thank you.

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