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

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ASUS Q302 Smart Gesture Touchpad not detected 14.04

I have a ASUS Q302LA laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. Touchpad isn't detected. What driver do I need to install to get the Asus smart gesture touchpad working? I am not for sure of the ...
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How do I fix my touchpad on my Acer 720 Chromebook

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu so most of the time I don't know what's going on. I just download Ubuntu and in the start-up screen my mouse-pad doesn't work, nor does my touch screen. How should I ...
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Adding a threshold to two-finger scrolling on touchpad

I accidentally trigger two-finger scrolling on my touchpad when I mean to tap-to-click. Can I add a minimum threshold to reduce accidental scroll events? It causes issues when I: hold my finger ...
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Multi-Touch Tap Pad Gestures on Synaptics Tap Pad

On my previous machine, a Lenovo U400 with a cypress tap pad (R.I.P.), I could swipe left and right with four fingers to show and hide the Unity bar and double tap to switch through open apps. My new ...
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Touchpad settings edit

I am trying to fine tune my Macbook's touchpad under 14.04. First of all, most of the examples talk about editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d but I don't have that and instead have the following which (I ...
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Touchpad hardware buttons not working

I'm a beginner in Ubuntu and I have version 14.04 LTS installed. I checked the previous answers and forums but so far I've not been able to make this working! My issue is that the touchpad hardware ...
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Disabling Multitouch in Ubuntu

Since Ubuntu has decided to arbitrarily remove certain gestures for laptop users (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1172172), I'm trying to to replace the built in gestures with ...
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Multi-touch on Asus X551C touchpad (Ubuntu 12.04)

I have a problem with installation of psmouse elantech-x551c dkms module on my Asus X551C laptop with Luna OS (built on Ubuntu 12.04). I'm using this instructions ...
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Touchpad became weird after installing updates on fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problem with my touchpad on my laptop. My laptop is Lenovo G40-70. When first I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop the touchpad is smooth. But after that I did software update from the ...
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No touchpad and keyboard on Toshiba Sattelite at start

I have big problem because I can't start Ubuntu on my computer, because when I see login panel nothing works. At start I solved problem like here: Laptop keyboard and touchpad disabled on startup (I ...
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touchpad isn't working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. And suddenly from 2 days touchpad isn't working when I log in with my account. It works well with the guest appearance. Mouse and touchpad settings are normal.How do I make it ...
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ASUS R704A when typing the cursor jumps all over

ASUS R704A when typing the cursor jumps all over because the touchpad is so large and sensitive and my hands occasionally touch it. Does anyone know how to decrease the sensitivity or even cause the ...
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How to apply an “undocumented” kernel patch

I am unable to use the touchpad on my new GigaByte P35 v2. I seem to have the problem documented here (elantech touchpad not detected on gigabyte laptop), and here ...
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Any solution to screen lock-up relating to nvidia driver issue and touchpad use?

First time question-- My Asus G750JW laptop with a 765m gpu seems to work fine. Running Ubuntustudio 14.04. My Asus Q551 notebook with a 840m locks or freezes soon after log-in. The Q551 has Ubuntu ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad L430 Mousepad trackpoint not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad L430 under dual boot with Windows 7. But I find that its mouse pointer keeps vibrating and disappears many times. Also, its touchpad ...
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could not write bytes: broken pipe during startup but ubuntu 12.04 boots

I was trying to configure wacom bamboo pad for my ubuntu 12.04 and have created some problem with my laptop. Now, it shows this error "could not write bytes: broken pipe" during startup but ubuntu ...
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Touchpad Stopped working

Touchpad has stopped working in DEll Inspiron 5521 (ubuntu 14.04).Touchpad is not detected by xinput list .But mouse is working in Ubuntu.Also touchpad is working in windows.
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Touch pad not working Yoga 2 Pro Ubuntu 14.10

I could really use some help with troubleshooting my touch pad. I believe it is a hardware issue but I would like to be sure. Lenovo will not help me unless I have the original OS on the laptop... why ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 - Touchpad not working/showing for Acer Aspire VN-791G

I got this laptop 2 days ago, after testing it with windows 8(all hardware worked fine), i decide do install Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64... Sadly the touch pad is not working. And not just sloppy movement or ...
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Touchpad not working in Lenovo Yoga 3 pro [closed]

i just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my brand new Lenovo Pro Yoga 3. But my touchpad isn't working. When I run /proc/bus/input/device on my machine, I don't see a touchpad part of it at all. How do I get ...
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how do I configure synclient/touchegg/whatever to allow three-finger drag?

I have a Synaptics touchpad in a Lenovo IdeaPad U400 running Ubuntu 14.10 and GNOME 3.x . I want to configure my touchpad such that a three-finger swipe emulates a mouse press+drag. I want to be ...
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My mouse jumps randomly after updateing

Hello i have got a new acer asper es1-311p1d5. I am using a mouse pad from the laptop. I could not try a usb mouse yet but i have to use the mouse pad anyway. I installed Ubuntu some days ago and ...
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Multitouch on Ubuntu GNOME

I am trying to configure the multitouch on my touchpad of my XPS developper edition on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. I would like to set up the desktop scroller by using 3 or 4 fingers. Right now I'm using ...
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HP Envy Touchpad/Trackpad/Mousead glitching after updating from Ubuntu 14.04.1

So, windows refugee and my first new computer in...about a decade. Fair warning. Touchpad was fine at first, then I did the prompted updates. I also tried to install the beta of scrivener, it ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 and multitouch touchpad on Packard Bell Easy Note En TF71BM

I've got a problem with multitouch touchpad on the Ubuntu 14.10. It doesn't work properly, because it recognize only one finger. I cannot find any working way to solve it. Packard Bell Easy Note En ...
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My Asus X451CA laptop bluetooth driver and touchpad driver is not working as the should

When I try to scroll with my touch pad it becomes very slow and inconsistent. My Bluetooth shows that it is disabled. What can I do to make my Bluetooth and touch pad work properly?
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Scroll on touch pad is not working, Lenovo G50

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit on my Lenovo laptop and scroll is not working on the touchpad. When I try to look at it in settings, there is no Touchpad panel at all. (I guess it recognizes my ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work with my laptop

I have been trying to use Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion laptop with a AMD Turion64 x2 processor. I've tried using "Try Ubuntu" with both the 32 and 64 bit editions. (run from separate DVD disks ...
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Dead touchpad/trackpad on new dell inpiron 15 7000

I recently bought a new dell inspiron 15 7000. (this one) I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on this system. The trackpad/touchpad does not respond at all, I'm guessing is not identified. xinput list: ⎡ ...
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Reverse Scroll (natural scroll) on a bluetooth mouse

I have a sculpt touch mouse from Microsoft and the reverse mode works well on the touchpad but on the mouse it doesn't work well. Just tried to install the natural scroll app but just a few apps can ...
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Problem with touchpad and mouse cursor Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had this roblem since the beginning of the installation. My mouse cursor moves automatically to the left a little bit after 4 or 5 seconds. Just after ...
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Acer C720 trackpad not working Ubuntu 14.10

Just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my acer c720 chromebook. The touchpad is unresponsive.
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Mouse Left Hand LUbuntu

I can't set lubuntu mouse/touchpad to left hand i try this bruno@lubuntu:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
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Touchpad Error! Please Help

I am using ubuntu studio 14.04.1 and whenever I boot my touchpad is disabled and I have to enable it using "function+f7" on my keypad. Can anyone tell me how to have it auto enable so I do not have to ...
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Mouse going crazy randomly

my mouse cursor seems to randomly go crazy when using my touchpad. All of a sudden, it starts to move up and down, faster as it is possible to move it by hand. Sometimes it moves when holding a random ...
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How to get two finger tap correctly working on 14.04 with Dell 7537?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my Dell Inspiron 7537. The two finger tap in the touchpad that simulates the right click is not very responsive. Sometimes it works at the first time, and ...
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Trackpad of Acer Aspire ES1-311 does not work

I have tried to run Ubuntu on my new Acer Aspire ES1-311 (Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, originally delivered with Windows 8.1), and it seems to run well, except for the trackpad ...
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Touchpad is glitchy on Ubuntu 14.04 LTE

So, as the question states, my touchpad on my Acer AspireOne D255 is very glitchy with Ubuntu 14.04 LTE. For example, I will try to use the touchpad and my cursor will often move in the opposite ...
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Mouse scrolling is different in Firefox, Gedit and Nepomuk

My old Laptop was broken and I got a new Lenovo L540. I used my old SSD Disk with Ubuntu 14.04. Now I have problems with scrolling in the Files application: Normally (under Firefox, Gedit,....) I use ...
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Official documentation of synclient parameters

Where is the official documentation of the parameters supported by synclient tool to twek touchpads? There are a lot of matches if you search the web for "HorizHysteresis" or "TouchpadOff". But I ...
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad breaks when touched with 3 or more fingers 14.04

I have paired my Apple Magic Trackpad. It worked fine as a normal mouse as soon as I paired it. I can move the pointer, scroll, and click/right click. If I put a third finger on the surface of the ...
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Do I have to uninstall 14.04 before installing 14.10?

I installed 14.04 from the Ubuntu website. I get an error message now and then and click the button to report it. Other than that it seems to work OK but the cursor and touchpad are very erratic and ...
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Yoga 2 11 (mo:20428) rotate-screen script not working?

Good day! I can not for the life of me figure out why my Yoga 2 11 will not work with the scripts. I assume that other people have had it work for theirs but mine will not :( here are the links to ...
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Using touchpad with synaptics driver causes stairs-like cursor movement

When I use touchpad with synaptics driver all diagonal moves of mouse cursor have stairs-like pattern. It's worth noting that the size of the stairs depends on the pressure I move my finger with. If I ...
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Acer ASPIRE 4745, ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer Aspire 4745 laptop. after installing ubuntu can not scroll using touch pad. how could i enable it? help me find solution please.
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Asus laptop not recognizing trackpad

I recently installed Ubuntu on laptop here, an Asus uh I'm not 100% sure on the model, if there's a way to get the model number without reading that tiny number on the bottom, I'll do that and edit ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade touchpad

After upgrading to 14.10 my touchpad has some problems, after using it for a while it freezes randomly. Before I have some output in /dev/input/mice after freezing no output at all. It seems to happen ...
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Intermittent, but frequent touchpad problem: right-click menu keeps popping up

Lately I have developed a problem with my laptop (HP g7,Trusty/ Cinnamon amd64 install, current with updates): when left clicking, particularly on the scrollbar, the right-click menu suddenly appears, ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 is ignoring touchpad settings

I have opened the mouse & touchpad control panel and moved the touchpad speed to "fast" but it's still very slow. Moving that back and forth makes no difference in speed, it's still ignored. How ...