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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. askubuntu.com/questions/338609/… –  RCF-U15.04 May 18 '14 at 0:12
depends where you are located ... type a town outside your location and use command apt-spy and let it run until it is finish or "crash" ... then try to install command dpkg and command apt-get step by step (several reboots necessary) ... you need to repeat sudo apt-get update several times (not within one day) and not to forget in the beginning to install gufw with configuring ufw (in terminal). –  dschinn1001 Jun 3 '14 at 19:52

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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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Something useful are here also: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad

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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. –  KasiyA Nov 4 '14 at 13:40

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