Here's the logs just after reboot. I also added a "uname -a" to make sure that it's clear which kernel version is being used.
FWIW, when I rebooted the laptop, it locked up on the dell bios screen. I had to cold boot to get it to boot into ubuntu. This probably was more prevalent before the latest bios update that dell released. I wouldn't be too shocked if there were some kind of ACPI firmware issue. However, I am not sure if this is related to the touchpad issue at all. ** Attachment added: "log after logging into unity after cold boot" https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1265885/+attachment/4110801/+files/logs-after-reboot.tgz -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1265885 Title: regression: SynPS/2 touchpad detected as DLL060A:00 pointer Status in Release Notes for Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in “linux” source package in Trusty: Fix Committed Bug description: This regression occurs somewhere between 3.11.0-14-generic (latest on saucy) and 3.13.0-031300rc6-generic (a test kernel). On the earlier kernel, I actually get settings for setting up my touchpad in the unity interface. With the updated kernel, those options disappear. I only get one set of options both my mouse and my touchpad instead of each one independently. It means that I can't set the pointer speed differently or turn on natural scrolling for my touchpad. WORKAROUND: Execute at a terminal and then reboot your system: echo "blacklist i2c_hid" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Release Notes Text Bug:1265885 On some Dell XPS13 systems the Synaptics touchpad is incorrectly recognised as a mouse. See the bug for possible workarounds. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-release-notes/+bug/1265885/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp