Am re downloading MX Linux, maybe a fresh install will put things right.
I installed Sparkylinux, WiFi would not work, copied config files from my
Lubuntu build and edited them to reflect what Sparkylinux generated, filled
in the missing information, there was no password in to be seen in the config
file for my WiFi connection to my phone, even though I added it when asked
for, I had the computer on Ethernet for the install, with a local ISO on a usb stick.
Did that install Two times, same result, no internet, yet Manjaro and Linux Lite
found the WiFi and connected to it, I have Mint downloaded, tried it, but there
was no single or double click working in the live trial, had to use the left and
right sides of the touchpad to open menus, did not install it as if that is how it
works its not for me, I like to tap or double tap to select and open items.
I hope this new download fixes things, am still puzzled at how its only on
battery the pointer froze, it would go up and down sometimes, but never
left to right, refused tap or double taps, keyboard still worked though as
did plugging in a USB mouse.