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I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who has a solution that will enable two-finger scrolling?

A little about me:

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l

Built-in Pointing Device
    Type: Mouse
    Interface: PS/2
    Buttons: 2

~$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                   id=15   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                     id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ WebCam SC-13HDL10931N                     id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]

Screenshot of system settings:

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Have you tried utouch,touchegg? Have you read this answer? – Hckr Nov 11 '12 at 23:32
I have tried touchegg, getting more errors that have to do with my own ineptitude. But was unable to solve the problem. In any case, its my understanding that 12.04 ships with these settings built-in. Why aren't mine here? – Ian Nov 11 '12 at 23:49
Please provide the output of the following command: grep -i synaptic /var/log/dmesg. Maybe you can find there something. – Salem Nov 12 '12 at 0:26
Also, there's this link that may help you. – Salem Nov 12 '12 at 0:36
I'm pretty sure that the device has to be able to support two finger scrolling to have it enabled. – kyle_hamblett May 1 '13 at 0:06

First you should try if any of the following group of commands enables the two-finger scrooling:

synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1

synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinW=5
synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=48

If it works, then you can either create a script to enable this as suggested here, or using xorg.conf.


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Thank you again Salem, I get the following message: Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded? – Ian Nov 12 '12 at 0:02
Followup: Synaptics touchpad drivers are installed, verified in ubuntu software center but no ouput when using synclient -l command: ~$ synclient -l Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded? – Ian Nov 12 '12 at 0:09
Anyone have an idea? Still working on this... – Ian Nov 12 '12 at 17:36

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