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I have just purchased a Samsung RF511 and as always I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it straight away.

Everything works out of the box fine except the Touchpad. I have to press quite hard on the touch pad for it to move and it's generally laggy and sloppy.

The touch pad is recognized as it should be "Elantech Touchpad"

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try

xinput

command. To identify Your touchpad write:

xinput list

and see which id belongs to Your touchpad. Then write:

xinput watch-props YourDeviceID

where YourDeviceID is Your touchpad's id. See what properties You can change. Maybe there is something like press force or similar?

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Thank you I will try this out. –  Smittix Feb 21 '12 at 13:42

You can try playing with touchpad paremeters via synclient. Just enter synclient in a terminal and see what possible parameters there are. Try changing FingerLow and FingerHigh values by typing synclient FingerHigh=7 etc.

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Changing the synclient FingerHigh and FingerLow values does make it more responsive. But it still is very sluggish and inaccurate. –  Smittix Feb 21 '12 at 13:40
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Keep experimenting with those parameters. Research about what they are. You may need to do some fine tuning. Samsung notebooks typically have low quality touchpads though. –  Eren Tantekin Feb 21 '12 at 14:19

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