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I have an HP Pavilion dm3 laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. My touchpad works perfectly fine, but with one exception, the scrolling does not work. Does anybody out there know of any sure-fire fix that exists out there?

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open a terminal, type xinput list, identify how the touchpad is detected and add this to your question. This should help is giving more relevant answers. –  To Do Dec 14 '12 at 8:45
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Have you tried installing the "synaptiks" software from the install center? That's how I got my scroll portion of my touchpad to work on my Alienware.

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The following commands fixed it for me (temporarily until reboot):

sudo rmmod psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps

And to make it permanent

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options

Add this line:

options psmouse proto=imps

Source: http://puzzlescript.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/fix-scrolling-not-working-on-touchpad-in-ubuntu-10-04/

Note: This fix will make the touchpad be recognized as a mouse instead, which will remove some features specific to touchpads such as disable while typing.

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Two finger scroll was enabled easily throught synaptiks from the Sofware Center ... worked great for me on HP pavilion dv6

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FYI it's now called kde-config-touchpad and it's not avail on 14.04+. You can, however, download the 13.10 .deb or the debian equivalent and install it with gdebi on 14.04. –  mchid Jun 3 at 17:26
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