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I have Natty running fine in my sony vaio vpc-f11 series laptop .

I tried out the instructions in this page.

Now I have my touchpad configured as a generic mouse. So the vertical scrolling works fine. But I would like to have multi-touch features enabled. Questions are as follows :

  • What do I do to get my touchpad recognized as a touchpad rather than the mouse ? or how do I reverse the command I did as per the webpage above ?
  • How do I get multi-touch to work ? None of the pointing devices options seemed to work in the first place... which is why I tried out the instructions in the link posted above.

I am listing my xinput list to clarify my situation :

root@AUM:/sys/devices/platform/sony-laptop# xinput list 
⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)] 
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer            id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)] 
⎜   ↳ HID 1267:c002                         id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)] 
⎜   ↳ ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse            id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)] 
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                     id=3    [master keyboard (2)]    
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard           id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]    
    ↳ Sony Vaio Keys                        id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]    
    ↳ Video Bus                             id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]    
    ↳ Power Button                          id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]    
    ↳ UVC Camera (064e:2100)                id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]    
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard          id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]

Any help would be appreciated ..

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wrong answer (: that would work (: (yea, i know it's late, i saw this while writting my question): Vertical Scroll doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

you will find there this link, translate to englist and watch the original at the same time:http://blog.pavelb.ru/2011/10/ubuntu-1110-in-sony-vaio-vpceh-touchpad.html

in short (and english (: ): open nautilus (in terminal-sudo nautlius) go to "etc" >> "X11" >> "xorg.conf".

from like that:

Section "Device" Identifier "Default Device" Option "NoLogo" "True" EndSection

make it look like that:

Section "Device" Identifier "Default Device" Option "NoLogo" "True" Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1" EndSection

Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"

the answer to your question:

download: http://people.canonical.com/~sforshee/alps-touchpad/psmouse-alps-0.10/psmouse-alps-dkms_0.10_all.deb

and in terminal:

wget http://people.canonical.com/%7Esfors...s_0.10_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i psmouse-alps-dkms_0.10_all.deb

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