Questions related to the configuration and activation of touchpad/trackpads.

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touchpad is not working in ubuntu 14.04

My touchpad doesn't seem to work; I tried all the links available in Google but nothing nothing seems to solve it. Some info below: cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 ...
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Ubuntu macbook touchpad

i just want to make my touchpad on ubuntu 14.04 just like mac. I set everything up except for one thing. I want my touchpad to do the following things: 1 Finger, tap: Just move the "mouse" and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 & Macbook Pro - Reset Touchpad Settings

How do i reset my touchpad settings to complete defaults? I've made a bit of a mess of things and installed and uninstalled gpointing-device-settings and mtrack but now all of my settings are messed ...
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Right click on Synaptic Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 14.10

I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Aspire E3 112 and after a bit of fannying around with setting a System Password in the BIOS and trusting the Grub2 EFI settings, I have a stable system that ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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Problem with Right-Click on Macbook Pro 9,2 and Ubuntu 14.04

I set up a friend's Macbook to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with OSX. For the record, she has a Macbook Pro 9,2 (the 2012 model). Right click didn't work out of the box. A google search got me this post ...
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Click and drag not working

So I just updated to Ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer Aspire E5 110, and ever since updating, I have not been able to drag objects onscreen by holding one finger down while dragging the other. The only way I ...
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Steam install reboots laptop

Everything goes well, until I installed Steam and reboot my laptop. I have tried, "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao" "sudo apt-get update" "sudo apt-get install touchpad-indicator" and ...
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How to swap mouse buttons AND touchpad taps INDEPENDENTLY?

I alternate between left-handed and right-handed mouse on even/odd days for reasons not relevant here. I use for such thing a widget in Kubuntu 12.04 When it is left-handed day, my mouse understand ...
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Alternative to running rmmod and modprobe at every boot

My touchpad isn't properly recognized unless I manually run rmmod psmouse modprobe psmouse at every boot. Surely there must be a better way? Note: This question seems related, but in this case ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu have a simple slider to adjust mouse wheel sensitivity?

I recently re-switched back to Ubuntu from Windows and I use Mac OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Pro, and am still astounded by how hard it is to actually adjust the scroll rate of the mouse in Ubuntu. ...
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Keyboard and mouse (touchpad from laptop) stalling

Today I started up my laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that every second or so my keystrokes and mouse actions doesn't get through. This is very annoying. An example of typed text will look like ...
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Synaptics touchpad driver issue on Acer Aspire 5755G [duplicate]

From last system upgrade my synaptics touchpad driver's stopped working properly. The pointer is still working but other options like edge-scroll stopped working since last upgrade. I tried to ...
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Crazy amount of lag | Ubuntu 14.04

I've been struggling with this issue since I decided that I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop (several months ago). So I chose 14.04 (Newest at the time), and thought that it wouldn't be so bad, ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working after sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 but I had this problem before with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to force my computer to shut don't, else it does not respond. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you in ...
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Touchpad will ocassionally twitch when in use - synclient config fix?

I have a Dell Latitude 3340. Sometimes when using one finger on the touchpad, the cursor will have a seizure just from my finger resting on the touchpad (not even moving). xpinput reports that the ...
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DOWN arrow and DELETE are suddenly mapped to toggle enable/disable touchpad

I let some friends use my laptop (acer aspire s7) and when i got it back (they had no idea what they were doing) this had happened, what i've found so far: 1) down arrow disables touchpad 2) delete ...
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Disable zoom on Wacom Bamboo Pad (CTH-300)

I recently managed to get my Wacom Bamboo Pad (CTH-300) working with Xubuntu. When using it in Windows I have the zoom option disabled, because it is too sensitive if you ask me (often it will start ...
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Touchpad Not Detected When USB HDD Plugged In at Boot

Ubuntu doesn't recognize my touchpad if I boot with my external drive connected to the USB port. Why would this be the case? Where should I look to start troubleshooting the issue and how can I tell ...
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Touchpad Stopped Working After Hibernate

I used the command pm-hibernate to see if my notebook would successfully resume after hibernating. Upon resume it went through the BIOS screen, I had to reselect Ubuntu from the Grub menu, but then it ...
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Acer C720 Touchpad and Touchscreen are not working

I have installed Ubuntu in a Chromebook Acer c720 but neither Touchpad nor Touchscreen are working, I have flashed the ROM using John Lewis help and Ubuntu 14.04 was installed from scratch. ...
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Xubuntu - Right Click Does not work

I installed Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.10) and everything works perfectly except the right click does not work... it acts as a left click. No matter what I do, I can't figure out how to enable right clicking. ...
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14.04: ThinkPad X220: multi touch gestures on touchpad doesn't work?

Certain multitouch gesture features don't seem to work on my touchpad any more. When I'm on Windows I can zoom in/out, flip and turn pictures with multi touch gestures on the touchpad. On Ubunutu ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad not detected in Ubuntu 14.04 until after Windows 8.1 boot

Laptop model: Gigabyte P25Wv2-CF6 Hello all, I am attempting to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 on a laptop that I have just bought, but I'm having a little bit of trouble determining ...
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HP 14-v015TU Notebook touchpad is detected as PS2 Mouse with any Ubuntu

Product Name: HP 14-v015TU Notebook Operating System: Linux I bought a new HP Laptop its touch pad is working fine with factory installed windows but detected as an ps2 mouse with any ubuntu version. ...
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How to make touchpad settings stick on Ubuntu 14.04.1 (Trusty)

We've installed Trusty on a 2008 MacBook 4,1 as the sole OS for the machine. The install went off without a hitch; however the touchpad was frustrating to use. We were able to correct for this by ...
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Synaptics is not installed or not in use

i just bought an asus laptop. I installed Kubuntu 14.10 alongside windows 8.1. When I'm trying to configure it on system settings it's said "Synaptics driver is not installed (or not in use)". With ...
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Windows-like select and drag behavior in Kubuntu 14.04

In Windows (and OS X as well), when I need to select some text or drag something around, I tap and hold one finger on my trackpad, and then move another finger over it. This is especially useful when ...
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Synaptics Touchpad unrecognized after Suspend in Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 11 3147

I have nearly the same issue as this other queston on my Dell inspiron 11 3147, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The touchpad works when I first login, if I logout and log back in it still works however ...
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How to tie a 3 finger swipe to switch workspaces?

As anyone who has ever used a Mac knows, you can drag left or right on the track pad to switch workspaces. I would love to know if anyone has a way to do this on Ubuntu (14.04) whether this be with ...
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Jumpy mousepad HP pavilion

I bought a HP Pavilion 15 p155nb notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I had to install another driver for the graphics card because I couldn't set a normal resolution. What i can't solve however ...
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Enable Touchpad configuration in ubuntu 14.04 Toshiba Tecra Z40

I just acquired a Toshiba Tecra Z40, it detects the touchpad as a PS2 Mouse generic. I would like to disable clicking by tap and enable two finger scroll. Could you give me any clues? Thanks in ...
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14.04 laptop - two finger scrolling not working but three finger does

Is there a conf file for Ubuntu's touchpad driver I can play around with? This is really strange. It's an Alps Glidepoint touchpad in a Dell Latitude 3340. Oddly enough when I install Dell's driver ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 freezes during work

Recently I have installed ubuntu 14.10 on lenovo z50 laptop. The problem is that whenever I login and start work after few minutes system freezes. I found few solutions of this problem but nothing ...
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dkms build error while installing elantech touchpad patch

SOLVED! Problem was me relying on dated patch, found the appropriate version here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1166442/+index?comments=all --> comment #137 ...
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HP probook ubuntu 14.04 touchpad unresponsive

I just bought my HP probook that came with ubuntu 13. Then I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. But I had a problem with the touch pad. In my case the touchpad is not responsive. It is really hard to move the ...
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Trackpad not working (Using SeaBios on Samsung Series 5 Chromebook)

I'm in a little bit of a special situation. I have a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, and upgraded my SSD to a new Crucial M550 128GB SSD. In order for the chromebook to recognize the SSD, and to also ...
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Edge scrolling is working fine but two finger scrolling had stopped working?

After reinstalling xorg, my two finger scrolling of the touchpad stopped working though edge scrolling is working perfectly. I tried different solutions but none of them work. My original ...
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Unclaimed interfaces on Samsung n210

I wanted to bring back to life my netbook Samsung n210 and decide to try it with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I first run the Live version from my USB pen drive, and it worked as a charm! Everything was ...
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check that mouse driver works or not

My laptop is Sony VGN-CS325J. I have mouse problem with all of Linux distributions. The problem is about my mouse driver. i am working & suddenly my left click will disable or something else. I ...
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Multitouch with Touchegg on SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would really like to make some multitouch gestures work, so I can use my touchpad to e.g. spread all windows, change workspace, and the like. My computer has a ...
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Udev driver not working with Synaptics Touchpad

Situation I am trying to get TouchEgg to work on my Xubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, since I'd like to enable multi (>2) touch gestures such as the three fingers to go back etc. This requires using ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - touchpad not working dell vostro 3446

I installed the 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 on my Del Vostro 3446, but the touch pad isn't working. Here is the output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000 N: ...
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Syndaemon won't start as startup application

I've added the following line into my startup applications: /usr/bin/syndaemon -i 0.5 -d -K but syndaemon is never running when I log in. I always have to execute the command manually from the ...
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Touchpad not recognized after suspend (Ubuntu 14.04, Thinkpad T420)

My Thinkpad T420 has had problems with recognizing the touchpad since I updated to Ubuntu 14.04. Immediately after logging in, it can recognize the touchpad, and all is fine. However, if I suspend, ...
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Dell xps15 touch pad makes launcher stuck

Randomly using the touch pad my launcher is on auto hide, but it glitches out and permanently shows the launcher until I restart. When it happens, the search of unity flickers in a glitch way. The ...
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Touchpad on Acer notebook not working - very odd

the touchpad on my Acer E5-572G-77BU is not working at all. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.1. Here's the output of "xinput list": ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ...
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Dell Latitude 3340 two-finger touchpad functions not working

Is there a special driver I need to install or a cfg to edit? Usually when I install Ubuntu on laptops it instantly supports the two-finger functions. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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Kubuntu 14.10 touchpad middle click problem

I just installed the development version of kubuntu 14.10. It use plasma 5. All thigns work correctly but I can't emulate the middle click tapping with two fingers on the touchpad. I tried to open ...
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Enable SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad in 14.04

With fresh install 14.04.1 (64-bit), the touchpad does not function at all (in fact, I see no mouse cursor). Touchpad works in Windows 8.1, both OS boot with EFI. xinput reports: SynPS/2 Synaptics ...