I recently installed Ubuntu on my new MacBook Air 4,2 (Mid 2011). Everything has worked great so far, with a few minor issues with screen resolution. However, I am now completely stuck on how to get my touchpad to recognize gestures such as scrolling, tap to click, and right click. I have run the post-install script here, tried installing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics through apt-get and also through Synaptic Package Manager.
So far nothing has helped and when I run synclient as a test I get a message saying "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?". I added the link ppa:mactel-support/ppa to my software sources.
When I run
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics, I get a pretty lengthy error message :
Error! /usr/src/usbhid-0.11.2.dkms.tar.gz does not exist. dpkg: error processing usbhid-dkms (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2 No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of bcm5974-dkms: bcm5974-dkms depends on usbhid-dkms; however: Package usbhid-dkms is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing bcm5974-dkms (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already Errors were encountered while processing: usbhid-dkms bcm5974-dkms E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)'
This leads me to believe that I need to install usbhid-dkms, however searching has yielded no results.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.