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

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Lenovo Synaptics Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo Flex 2-15 but got an issue which flaws my ubuntu experience. Synaptics is working good except the two finger scrolling annoys me. When having ...
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Touchpad problems since update to UU. Cannot highlight words

Ever since I updated to 14.10. I have experienced some problems with the functions of the touchpad on my Acer E3-112. Whenever I press and hold the left mouse (touchpad) button next to a word to ...
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Touchpad stopped working DELL Latitude D630

I have a DELL Laptop Latitude D630 and Ubuntu as OS. Touchpad has always worked perfectly for more than a year now, first with Ubuntu 12 and now with Ubuntu 14.04 after the upgrade. Today the touchpad ...
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Samsung series 9, touchpad does not work after suspend, Ubuntu 14.10

I got a brand-new Samsung series 9 (exact reference is: NP940X5J-K02US). Because of this question, mentioning it required at least a kernel 3.15, I waited a couple of weeks for Ubuntu 14.10 to be ...
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How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has, from what I can tell, an Elantech touchpad. Two-finger scrolling and two-finger tapping work great in Windows and Fedora, but don't work ...
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Dell XPS 13 9333, touchpad not working with kernel 3.16 in Utopic Unicorn

So I upgraded today my distribution, from 14.04 Trusty Thar to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. I had issues with the touchpad on 14.04 (jumping cursor while typing stuff) and the Synaptics upstream driver ...
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Apple Magic Touchpad — Multitouch Question

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Mini with the Apple magic trackpad and it's been working flawlessly, but I had a question about the trackpad. The two finger scrolling and everything works, ...
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Acer C720 and Not Responding Touchpad

I recently live booted Ubuntu 14.04 in seaBIOS on Acer C720 Chromebook. Everything worked well accept the touchpad it just stay's there unresponsive. I intalled Ubuntu using the keyboard on my laptop ...
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Touchpad right button doesn't work (Ubuntu + GNOME)

So, I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After using Ubuntu for a few months, I decided to try Fedora. I was impressed by the look of the desktop environment, I decided to just install ...
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Surface Pro issues with 14.04

I've got 14.04 installed on my SP1. I've updated to kernel version 3.17.1 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17.1-utopic/ and most everything works. But I have a few problems... ...
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Brighness controls & touchpad multi touch not working on Asus X553MA Laptop, Xubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux and have recently purchased an Asus X553MA laptop with a Baytrail processor and Intel HD Graphics. Unfortunately i am not able to change the brightness of the display. I have tried ...
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Where is appletouch.c stored in lubuntu?

I upgraded my lubuntu 14.04 32 bit to a 64 bit version, so needed to reinstall the drivers. When trying to make the touchpad work, I changed the synaptic's file as answered here and wanted to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't detect the touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside to windows 8 and it can't detect the touchpad ?
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How can I get my touchpad's multitouch capabilities working on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11?

I just got a Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has a multitouch touchpad on it that I'd love to get working. Two-finger scrolling works fine on Fedora, but it doesn't seem to work on ...
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Global smooth scrolling

Mac has native smooth scrolling (animation when you scroll something). I really like that thing. Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling, globally, in Ubuntu? When I say globally I mean, enable it ...
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How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area

I have a laptop HP-Pavilion-g (1246-ef) running in dual boot Windows and Xubuntu. In Windows I can use its special area (a small dip) in the upper left corner of the touchpad to disable / enable on ...
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touchpad on my dell Inspiron 15 7547 isn't working

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 7547. The touch screen works but the touch pad doesn't. xinput output below I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000 N: Name="Power Button" P: ...
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installation of drivers for easypen i405x for ubuntu14.04

Have you installed easypen i405x ,if yes, can you please put the detailed steps you followed for installing the tablet ? Like where did you find the drivers .In product specification it says that ...
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Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM TouchPad only moves when clicking, fixed but unexplained

I dual boot between 14.04 and Windows 7 professional on a Sony Vaio SVF15AA1QM. When starting Ubuntu I found that the cursor would only move when the touchpad was clicked and held down. In addition: ...
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Touchpad Options missing from System Settings

I have a Razer Blade 14" running 14.04. When I start the computer rarely will the touchpad options appear in the settings. When they do, it works fine. More often than not, however, the settings are ...
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Touchpad issues on lenovo y510p

I have a Lenovo Y510P, and I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I've been able to get 3 finger tapping to equal middle click using the following command: synclient TapButton3=2 But since the whole ...
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Coasting stopped working on Kubuntu 14.04

I had some issues setting the touchpad the way I wanted it, but I finally succeeded with the help of xinput (I had to write a script that resets everything the way I want it after reboot, because KDE ...
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Need help fixing Ubuntu 14.04 on yoga 2 pro

I need to know how to fix the display issues and problems with the trackpad on the yoga 2 pro using Ubuntu 14.04. So the issues are as follows: With the Trackpad its over sensitive in that when I ...
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How to quickly enable/disable touchpad in Xubuntu 14.04 without installing other applications?

In Xubuntu 14.04. accessing the settings to disable and enable the touchpad are a bit hidden - in Settings-Mouse and Touchpad, and once there, there are a few other clicks needed. I have tried by ...
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is there a fix for the huge touchpad regression? (button click broken while moving finger over touchpad)

Recently the behavior of my laptop touchpad has become broken, as described in this bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1380320 This is not only a usability killer but ...
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Acer e5-721 touchpad

Touchpad l and screen dimmer doesn't work on new Ubuntu 14.04 install. Fn f7 doesn't do anything. And dimmer doesn't do anything.
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Left click button on touchpad not working after update. Any help?

My left click button on touchpad is not working at all, it happened presumably after an update. First I assumed it was an hardware problem but it's not, as it worked flawlessly when i inserted the ...
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Dell Inspiron 1520 touchpad buttons not detected on ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop Dell Inspiron 1520. After installation, touchpad was detected but Vertical & Horizontal scrolling and Left & Right click were not working. So I ...
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Touchpad 2 finger scroll ends with a right click, text marking lag

Some recent update made my two-finger scrolling unbearable. Every single time I scroll it ends with a right click. Another thing I've noticed is a sort of lag when I'm marking text. This is also ...
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Disable touchpad at login screen

EDIT (revision 4) According to this ubuntuforums.org post, upstart cookbook and CameronNemo's answer, I tried to change the first line with start on login-session-start and I moved the conf file ...
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Touchpad not working acer aspire E5

I bought a new acer aspire E5-521 and installed ubuntu 14.04, but the touchpad doesn't work from the beginning. I already tried xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. It says a newer version is already ...
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pointer doesnt move with two fingers on touchpad

I recently installed ubuntu, and When I had windows 7, I could move tbh e pointer with 2 fingers on the touchpad, one finger ready to leaft click and one moving the pointer. In ububtu I can only move ...
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Fujitsu Lifebook AH544 Touch Pad Not Working In Ubuntu 14.04

Fujitsu Lifebook AH544 Touch Pad Not Working In Ubuntu 14.04, resolved. Made in Germany Laptop Intel Core i3-4000M processor (2.4 GHz, 3MB) 4 GB DDR3 500GB SATA, S.M.A.R.T. 15.6"DOS1 Year Onsite ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Not working On Lenovo Ideapad

Since upgrading to 14.04 my Synaptic Touchpad no longer works. The only thing that seems to get it working was following these instructions The problem is after reboot the touchpad no longer works ...
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How to prevent automatic touchpad re-activation?

I'm using the trackpoint of my Lenovo laptop and I'm quite happy with it. What is annoying, is having the touchpad activated at the same time. Easy? Just disable the touchpad? Sure! I used to disable ...
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Asus eeepc 1025c touchpad not working, synaptic driver not found

Anyone has the solution for running a touchpad on asus eeepc 1025c old machine lubuntu 32 bit
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Touchpad problem after install Win7 and reinstall grub

I'm new here. Installed 12.04 last week. Everything works fine (don't care about brightness bug that still happen after boot). Today I installed win7 on another partition. After that, I force ...
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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 can I customize mouse behavior for a program?

I have a program installed on my computer that uses middle button dragging extensively for interaction (panning / moving the viewport). My touchpad, however, doesn't support middle button press & ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and sluggish touchpad scrolling in certain applications

I recently performed a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (a 2007-era HP Compaq 6715b), and I've noticed that vertical scrolling with the built-in touchpad is sluggish in some GTK+ ...
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Touchpad detected as “PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse” on Asus N550JK

On my Asus N550KL laptop (running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04), my touchpad is detected as "PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse". xinput outputs: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer ...
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touchpad not working (12.04 Lts)

I am using ubuntu 12.04 Lts...the touchpad has suddenly stopped working , it was working well for past ten months. I tried to work with with wired mouse and was successful in doing so..plzzz guide me ...
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How to stop my cursor from shaking?

My cursor has started acting very suspiciously. It is always jiggling and shaking just a little bit. Not enough that it is impossible to use, but just enough that it is very annoying and ...
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Lenovo z510 Touchpad

I have installed UBUNTU 14.04 on lenovo z510 but I can't scroll from the touchpad and I can't find the option of scrolling with two fingers in the touchpad settings from ubuntu settings
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touch-pad not detected on Acer Aspire VN7-591g (Ubuntu 14.04)

I just bought Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-591g) with Windows 8.1. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and the touch-pad does not work! I even downgraded to 12.04, but the problem still remains. I guess that's a ...
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Mouse and the Hoverclick

I´ve got a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Thinkpad T530. The mouse (and the touchpad, too) makes automatic hoverclicks (prime button) after 3 second of no move. Settings Manager-> Onboard ...
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Touchpad of Acer Aspire E5-551G not detected on Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Acer Aspire E5 but the touchpad doesn't work. This is the result of xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Touchpad not working

The first time i installed ubuntu 14.04, xinput list didnt show any SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad, so I reinstalled Ubuntu 13.10 and TouchPad was not working anymore even there, i reinstalled 14.04 and ...
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How can I disable touchpad while typing in ubuntu 14.04?

I want the touchpad to get disabled while typing. Opening the system configuration and selecting "Pointing Devices" I can change only very basic settings, namely the primary and secondary button ...
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Touch-pad dosen't work after installing Ubuntu 14.04 [Dual boot with Windows 8]

I just bought a new Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro computer with a pre-installed Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu so I can run dual-boot. Everything works fine now except my touch-pad that isn't working in ...