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I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new Lenovo z580 laptop. The touchpad maker is Synaptics. However Ubuntu is unable to load the Synaptics driver, although the driver has been installed. Due to this, I am unable to use scrolling on my touchpad. The command

synclient -l


Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

Please help.

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Possible duplicate? – Tom Brossman Oct 17 '12 at 18:49
Have you checked if any proprietary driver was available from the additional drivers dialogue? – teodor_kasap Feb 14 '14 at 15:51
You may want to look here also.… – RCF-U15.04 May 18 '14 at 0:12

Check this out!

Hope it helps!

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Have you checked your Mouse and Touchpad settings in Settings. Disable Two-finger scroll and also disable natural scrolling. Hope that fixes the scrolling problem

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You may want to check Ubuntu community too.

You can find some information about:

>     Basic Configuration with a Graphical Interface
>     Troubleshooting
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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Afshin Hamedi Nov 4 '14 at 13:40

Go to System Settings(search from dash) > Mouse & Touchpad
Enable Two Finger Scrolling and Natural Scrolling (or as you wish your configuration to be)
Will update this post if I find a synaptics-like-functionality((as in windows) touchpad driver for Ubuntu
Hope this helps

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