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It is disabled (greyed out) in Mouse and Touchpad settings. Edge scrolling works though :) Tried many solutions available online but couldn't succeed.

My touchpad is

SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

It can be enabled also using commands:

xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=32 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 4
xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=32 "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Width" 8
xinput --set-prop --type=int --format=8  "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 1 0

This was tested on Lenovo T410, T430, and T430s.

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Wow, excellent it works on T400 as well. Thanks :) – mac Sep 13 '12 at 7:29
Works great, but changes are not saved for when I restart. How do I do that? – Mark Lyons Sep 2 '13 at 23:43
Just add the line(s) to your .bashrc. – jtsmith1287 Feb 12 '14 at 19:38
Works also for Lenovo T530, thanks! – valentt Mar 14 '14 at 7:37
it does not work for me!! :( I am using lenovo z410 and ubuntu 14.04 – Mohammad Rafiee Oct 29 '14 at 8:26

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