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

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Drivers for Lenovo Thinkpad E550 Touchpad

I have just received my new laptop, a: Lenovo Notebook ThinkPad E550 And have installed Ubuntu version: 14.04.1 LTS To my disappointment, it does not seem to be possible at all to scroll using the ...
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Touchpad not working with xubuntu 14.04

It seems that I have the same problem as these people Asus X550LD Touchpad not working/detected Ubuntu 14.04, but with Asus A55VD. Are there any solution yet? On ubuntu 13.10 with xfce4 I dont have ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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How can I use three fingers to drag on the touchpad of a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04, with Unity on it. By default, Unity has a three-finger gesture that invokes the Alt-Tab launcher. But I really like the OS X-style three-finger drag gesture. ...
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After logging on, the touchpad stops working

I have a Dell latitude E6420 laptop. After logging in to my account, the touchpad doesn't work and the pointer is frozen. It only doesn't work for 1 account. The guest account is fine. Anyone know ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Dell Inspiron 15 Synaptic Touchpad oversensitive

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 with Synaptics touchpad and its too sensitive when using the touchpad input. I need to increase the pressure and palm detection but everthing I try doesnt seem to work. When ...
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Multi-touch not working 15.04

I have an asus laptop with a multi-touch trackpad. Linux detects single touches to click, but does not detect multi-touches. I cannot two finger scroll, zoom in/out, etc. ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Ubuntu on Sony Vaio UX280p

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I just installed the newest version of Ubuntu on my UMPC Sony Vaio UX280P and I have a few problems. WiFi signal is dropped. (2m distance from the router the signal bar is on ...
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Help to disable the multi-touch gestures in 14.04?

Does anyone know how to disable the multi-touch gestures for the touch-pad, specifically the application switcher and Unity launcher? I have a Asus C710 Chromebook with Ubuntu 14.04 installed ...
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Spotty trackpad performance with 14.04 on Dell Inspiron 7352

Just installed 14.04 on a new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series (specifically 7352). I ran into the same problem as others have reported with the 7000 series and the trackpad not working, so I followed the ...
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Touchpad Scroll doesn t work Asus R510JK

I got ubuntu today and it s pretty nice. I ve set up the wireless card and allmost everything but there still is a thing that bothers me and I am not the only one, I ve read lots of topics with the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse touchpad isn't responding

My computer shut down when the battery was depleted and before I could plug it in and since restarting it, the touchpad doesn't respond if I move my finger on it. The buttons do. xinput is able to ...
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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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Touchpad not working under my username no Synaptics found.

new laptop, just installed some new software yesterday... clementine, lightworks, krita, and Gimp. after installing these and some other system updates i shut down the computer. Now in my username ...
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How do I get my touchapd to work properly?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7352 laptop and right click does not work, I have to click hard, and I can't scroll, drag items, or highlight text by holding my pointer finger on the left button and using my ...
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Touchpad is not working compeletly on dell inspiron 3521. Ubuntu 15.04 32 bit

Touchpad is not responding. Not even a little. It worked well on live mode, but after installing its not working.(worked fine earlier on windows 8). Please help. output of uname -r ...
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How to disable notebook's touchpad on USB mouse connect (and slower the last)?

I do not have function key / fn for that :( . Any ideas? Maybe there are settings or commands? Other subjects were NOT helpful: gpointing-device-settings (auto-disable setting gets unticked); ...
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How to move the mouse while two fingers are touching the touchpad?

Before I installed ubuntu I could play games like lol with my touchpad, now I can't. How do I fix my touchpad so I can hold one finger on the spot where you right click and use the other finger to ...
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dell 5537 Touchpad not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

after upgrading my new ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 I found out that touchpad is not working. Strange thing is that it seems to be detected, as: cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives I: Bus=0011 ...
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How to solve my Touchpad problem

I use a Asus X550LD laptop. On installing ubuntu or any other linux based ROMs I find that the touchpad doesn't work. The cursor moves towards the left by itself too. I've tried using an external ...
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Touchpad isn't working on anything but windows

I know some people posted issues on this but mine is a little different...just to let you know, it's not a hardware issue because it works in windows but the touchpad doesn't work in Ubuntu and i even ...
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Dedicated Trackpoint buttons don't work correctly

Setup: Lenovo W541, Ubuntu 14.04 Problem: The (hardware, not software) buttons above my touchpad don't work correctly. Left and right click seem to work like the up and down arrow keys, scrolling a ...
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Touchpad not recognized on Asus N550JK (FocalTech)

I'm installing a new laptop and the touchpad is not fully recognized. Specifically, two finger scrolling does not work. extract from /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0001 ...
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How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS?

How do I enable Middle mouse button emulation in 12.04 LTS? I think it was disabled by default in the last release. I'm sure this is a silly question but I can't find a generic answer, they all seem ...
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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

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 ...
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Mouse/Touchpad Settings for Samsung Series 9 in Ubuntu 13.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung Series 9, and I'm having trackpad issues. The community page for the series 9 indicates that the trackpad (including gestures, etc) works out of the box, ...
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Trackpoint and both mouse buttons no longer working; Lenovo X121e

This is Lenovo X121e with Intel i3 that I've had for years. I installed Ubuntu on it in 2011 and it's getting updates regularly. I'm on 14.04 LTS. Today neither the trackpoint nor the mouse buttons ...
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Proper touch pad thumb & palm detection with libinput

So its finally been released libinput (0.20.0) Which adds proper support for thumb / palm detection on touch pads along with swipe & pinch gesture support. Can anyone provide a good instruction ...
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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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logitech t650 tap to click still not registering?

I upgraded my firmware as suggested in this reddit link, but I still can't seem to trigger left clicks or right clicks via tapping. Its driving me crazy now as I still need to thumb press the physical ...
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What tools do I need to install with success on to lifetab an Ubuntu image?

It seems that hints in the web about lifetab (medion made by lenovo) are somewhat "antique" and some tools are not available any more or not given in the ppas of Ubuntu (vervid 15.04) ?! where are ...
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How to disable right click on the touchpad

I am wondering if there is a way to disable the right click button while still being able to use the two-finger click option... my track pad is completely clickable and I often am clicking on things, ...
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3 finger swipe change workspace

Just bought an dell XPS 13 and for my work i just a macbook. I want to use the touchpad for changing workspaces. I have found some questions but all the answers provided not work on ubuntu 14.04. Is ...
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2 users logged-in, it makes 2 graphic virtual terminals, only first one has TouchPad

please, I can't get googled it up. On my laptop dell 17r 5737 I have installed trusty with all upgrades and dist-upgrades. We have two user accounts. When we are both logged in, only the first one ...
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Rotate touchscreen and disable the touchpad on Yoga 2 Pro in rotated mode

On my Lenovo Yoga 2 pro I installed Ubuntu 14.04 32bit and kept the installed Windows 8 on another partition. In Windows, When you turn it into tablet mode, the keyboard and touchpad turns off so you ...
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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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disable trackpad while typing doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (2015) with Ubuntu 14.04. I had problems with the trackpad freezing, but those were resolved when I installed this fix. If I open the trackpad settings, the "Disable while ...
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NEED OS X shortcuts / settings

TLDR I'm used to working with os x on apple computers. I need os x key bindings / keyboard shortcuts, two finger scrolling and the trackpad of this device to not respond to my hands resting on the ...
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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE: touchpad sensitivity problems

(I also posted this in the Unix/Linux Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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Enable touchscreen on Lenovo Yoga 11s Ubuntu 14.04

Hey I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 11s (Ivybridge), when I first ran the installation, the touch pad didn't work but the touchscreen did, I foolishly tried to install to an SD Card ...
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Need plan for fixing multiple aggravations on 14.4 LTS on Lenovo S21e netbook

I am asking for pointers to the orderly way to define and fix "wrong driver" problems. In particular, where can I read extended dpkg instructions so I can try drivers and restore the old drivers if ...
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Touchpad reverse scroll settings resets upon reboot

Lubuntu 14.04, LXDE. echo "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12" > ~/.Xmodmap && xmodmap .Xmodmap works, but will reset upon reboot. How to make this permanent? Same issue with horizontal ...
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Why does my scroll reverse in Telegram desktop application?

I have reverse(Australian) scrolling on my laptop which works fine. However, when I open Telegram(only happens in Telegram), it suddenly shifts back to normal. Every other application is as it's ...
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Xfce4 Left Handed Touchpad Tap-Button Bug

I'm using Xubuntu 15.04 (xfce4 environment) and want to configure the laptops touchpad for lefthanded. I'm changing the configuration by using the section mouse/toucpad in the controlpanel provided ...
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Dell XPS 13 Cannot Right Click

I recently set up Ubuntu on a new Dell XPS 13 (9343), and I've been having a bit of trouble with the trackpad. It cannot right click. Here's what I've tried so far: Checking xinput: Output of xinput ...
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Need live cd or usb of original 12.04

I need a copy of original desktop Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit live CD (or live USB). Not the alternative copy. Can I buy one or can someone give me step by step directions to make one. I have issues with an ...
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Ubuntu 13.04: Problem with the Synaptics touchpad on a Acer Aspire One ZG5 (AOA110) not detected

i have a little problem with the touchpad on my netbook, the HDD is gone, so i installed Ubuntu on an USB key, but the touchpad, for some reason, isn't detected. I checked everything, the drivers are ...
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How do I load the synaptics driver on 12.04? (Scrolling does not work)

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, ...
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Synaptics Disable while Typing not working

I am using Xubunt 14.04.2 with all updates installed. Disabling touchpad while typing is not working if its set to lower than 1 second (0.5 sec for example) Is this a known bug? Also synclient says ...
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touchpad Detected but not working in Ubuntu 14.04 on toshiba satellite p75 a7200

I have a toshiba satalite that I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on and it runs great. But the touchpad does not work. I plugged in a usb mouse and it worked fine but the laptop touchpad wont work. I ...