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

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Elantech touchpad stopped working completely

I've had this laptop for about a month and the touchpad (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad) was working fine. Yesterday that changed. I had this weird issue with my battery where it didn't recognize that I ...
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Wacom CTH-490 and Ubuntu 16.04beta2

I recently bought a Wacom CTH-490, knowing that it would not be supported in Ubuntu 15.10. I decided to install the 16.04beta2, which had the 4.4 Kernel neccasary to automatically run the tablet. ...
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synaptics touchpad lags in ubuntu 15.10?

earlier i was using ubuntu 12.04 then switched to windows then again came back to ubuntu 15.10 but my touchpad lags a lot , tried whatever is there on google but nothing solved the problem I: ...
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gpointing-device-settings default configuration ubuntu 14.04

Unfortunately gpointing-device-settings seems to have effectively no documentation whatsover. The man page is essentially empty. Presumably, there must be some way of setting the default ...
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Trackpad recognized as a mouse, gestures not working. Ubuntu 15.10 on Asus F55UJ-XX006T

I have a strange problem with my notebook: Ubuntu recognizes the touchpad as a mouse and I can't use the double finger scrolling. When I open "mouse settings" here's what appears: I found only ...
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Trackpad is not working on my ThinkPad e550 (clicking does), trackpad works in Win10 though [duplicate]

Other similar questions have no answers, I'm an inexperienced Linux user. Help?
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(Solved/Worked Alround it) Asus TP200SA Touchscreen and Touchpad problem

I have a Asus TP200SA Ubuntu on it (14.04 LTS) When I installed (4 days ago) it the touchscreen and the touchpad worked flawlessly, I was very happy, but the rotation lock didn't (I was using it ...
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How to enable natural scrolling for GNOME terminal in 14.04?

I'm newbie to Ubuntu, freshly installed 14.04 on Dell Inspiron laptop. I enabled 'two finger scrolling' and 'natural scrolling' from 'Mouse and Touchpad' settings. Natural scrolling with two-finger ...
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gpointing-device-settings does not prevent cursor from jumping all over the place

I'm running 14.04 on a Dell E5570, and the touchpad is creating havoc. I've tried everything that's talked about on the web, i.e., syndaemon and gpointing-device-settings, but unless I totally ...
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libinput resize clickpad buttons

is there a way to resize the virtual buttons on lenovo clickpad using libinput? I've tried to edit settings in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d namely in 50-synaptics.conf (with new file named ...
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How to disable/enable/toggle touchpad in a Dell laptop

I am trying to tweak the touchpad on Ubuntu 16.04 but none of the usual methods seem to work. e.g. synclient touchpadOff=1 It still works! $ xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID "Device Enabled" 0 $ xinput ...
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MacbookPro8,1 Trackpad only working vertically

When I boot into Ubuntu 14.04, often (but not always) moving the cursor with my trackpad does something weird. Moving left or right on the trackpad moves the cursor up or down, and moving up or down ...
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Dell XPS 13 9350 with Ubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad freezing, jumping [duplicate]

I have the XPS 13 9350 (2016 edition) dual-booting into Ubuntu 15.10. I have an issue with the touchpad where it will run fine after starting up the computer, but typically within 5-15 minutes of use ...
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Touchpad features not working (Ubuntu 15.10; Asus K501U)

My goal is to lower the sensitivity of my touchpad and also to enable two-finger scrolling. Currently, touchpad features do not appear in "Mouse & Touchpad" or "Pointing devices." Output of ...
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Convertable laptops

I have an acer 131t-c1yf. It converts to a laptop by folding over. Windows 10 supports this feature and has good touch support. Ubuntu has little touch support and does not recognize the switch. ...
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Touchpad doesn't work after suspending the computer

As the title says, I am dealing with this annoying problem in my laptop (ASUS X455L) with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS. Since I do not know a lot about computers I would be grateful if someone could tell me ...
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Touchpad features not working (Ubuntu 14.04 - Asus notebook)

as from title I'm having some problems with the features of my laptop's (Asus F556UJ XX020T) touchpad. I'm new to Ubuntu (14.04LTS is the version I'm using) and this is the result of cat ...
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Surface Pro 3 Touchpad issue

Alright, so I have just swapped over to ubuntu 14.04 from ubuntu 15 (for a stupid comp sci class) and the keypad cover on my SP3 has gained a bug through the conversion. This bug is that even though ...
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Installing touchfreeze on ubuntu 14.04

I have a dell E5570, running 14.04, and am trying to deal with the cursed touchpad problem. Some of the solutions suggested on the web are a) use syndaemon, but this is unsatisfactory because ...
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T460s Trackpad / Trackpoint caveats

I have a fresh installation on a new T460s laptop running version 15.10. A couple things I've noticed that are really irritating, hopefully someone has some resolutions. Trackpoint scroll not ...
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Anyone have fix for touchpad keyboard not working issue?

Dell Inspiron 4100 LXDE (Lubuntu) Ununtu 15.10 Linux 4.2.0-34-generic (i686) SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad AT Translated Set 2 Keyboard Have tried every fix I found posted on net. However, still must ...
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Trackpad and keyboard erratic behaviour on Thinkpad Yoga (15.10)

I'm trying to troubleshoot some problems that have been plaguing my Thinkpad Yoga, running 15.10. First up, the trackpad stops working for seconds at a time. This alone makes it almost unusable. But I ...
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Making custom synaptics touchpad config persistent not working

I'm struggling to make my custom touchpad persistent. I very well know the config I want. Here's the command, using synclient: synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=0 RightButtonAreaTop=0 ClickTime=20 ...
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Three finger swipe not working with xswipe

I installed xSwipe per instructions on my Dell XPS 13 (9343, early 2015) with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 . Launching it with $ perl ~/xSwipe-master/xSwipe.pl works fine, but it doesn't detect three-finger ...
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Autostart Touchpad on a netbook

I decided to install Lubuntu on a netbook (Aspire one 725) Everything works but every time I restart it I need to press Fn + F7 key to start the touchpad. Is there a way to autostart the touchpad ?
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Hibernating vs Shutdown/ Restart - which is better if suspend is not an option for SSD equipped systems?

Basic gist is: my laptop is like many others that have the touchpad dead issue after resuming a suspended session. Also like others, the touchpad is working after resuming from a hibernate as well as ...
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Touchpad scrolling not working in Asus r558u (Ubuntu 15.10)

Touchpad scrolling is not working in my Ubuntu 15.10 installed on an Asus R558U. I have installed gpointing-device too using sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings, but its just showing mouse ...
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Touchpad random jumps and gestures - Acer V3-371

I'm having some trouble with touchpad on Ubuntu 15.10. Always sooner or later (sometimes 30s, somtimes a few minutes) while using touchpad the cursor starts randomly jumping here and there (kinda like ...
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Synaptics Touchpad pointer speed change with additional screen

When I plug in an additional screen, the sensitivity of the touchpad scales with the virtual screen dimensions, making it unusable. I can't imagine how this "feature" could be of interest to anyone, ...
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2 finger scrolling not working on ASUS UX305UA

I've just bought this new laptop and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it, everything is working great except the two finger scrolling... I tried to run this commands: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to make natural scrolling work in all applications

I have enabled natural scrolling for the wireless mouse using xinput xinput set-button-map 11 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 This works well in almost all apps with notable exception Nautilus and last version of ...
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How to fix accidental click-drags with Logitech T650 touchpad?

Under Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.3 LTS, the touchpad sometimes treats what's supposed to be cursor movement as a cursor drag, so that I end up accidentally highlighting text, dragging icons that I didn't want ...
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xinput list is not returning touchpad id when run on resume as a script in /etc/pm/sleep.d

following this post, i have set up the script suggested by Andre Stannek on my Dell 5570 running ubuntu 14.04 to get it to turn my touchpad on when I resume, if I'd turned if off before suspending. ...
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Touchpad on HP Chromebook 14 does not work in Ubuntu 14.04.4 (64-bit)

Some moments before, I've downloaded Ubuntu ISO file and installed on my HP Chromebook 14, everything worked perfect except touch pad. It did not work from beginning where setup start. I've tried ...
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Completely disable “close lid” key binding

I have acer aspire e13 es1-311-c6bx. When I close the lid it wakes up from sleep, be it by clicking to sleep or setting closeLid=sleep in power options, and touchpad is not working anymore. I can ...
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Touchpad and Keyboard doesn't work after some time

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I install Ubuntu using bootable USB. When I joined to the Installation page after some time mouse and keyboard stops working. Same with (Trying ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 - Touchpad on Dell Inspiron 14 does not work

The touchpad on my Dell Inspiron 14 3000 series computer worked fine on Kubuntu 14.04. Then I did a fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10. While installing, the touchpad wasn't working either. But I ...
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Thinkpad E460 touchpad not detected

This is a fairly new model and I understand support isn't going to be great from the get go. External mouse does work. I have tried Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10, and 16.04, Mint 17, and Opensuse (Leap and ...
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How to stop the pointer jumping around due the touchpad?

When searching for solutions to cursor jumping around, I found a lot of references to touchfreeze - a package that disables touchpad while typing. Only it is no longer part of any repository that I ...
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Touchpad keeps turning back on

I am on a thinkpad computer and I use the trackpoint rather than the touchpad for moving the mouse around. Therefore I disabled the touchpad in the "mouse and touchpad" settings, otherwise you can ...
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Touchpad Scroll resets after plugging in mouse

Whenever I plugin my mouse to my laptop, I lose the ability to two finger scroll on my touchpad, regardless of whether I unplug the mouse after that. I can solve it by the following line in command ...
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How do I get three finger click to work on my touchpad? (middle click works with laser/optical mouse)

Running Ubuntu 15.10 on a 4 year old laptop, and while the touchpad driver I'm using works very well with scrolling and two finger clicking, I cannot figure out how to get three finger clicking to ...
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Pointer Snaps to Bottom of Screen when using Touchpad

So I've been looking at some of the other questions asked here regarding cursors jumping when the touchpad is clicked and it doesn't seem that I'm having the same issue as them. I believe my issue has ...
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Touchpad and wireless adapter not recoginsed Acer Aspire V3-372-53UE

I have installed the offical Ubuntu 14.04 OS. After booting I have realized that my touchpad and wifi are not working. I connected usb mouse and usb wifi adapter and they are both working so I think I ...
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Tracking All Touchpad Events

My question is simple, is there a built-in method in Ubuntu/Linux (or some downloadable package), that makes it possible for me to track all the input events that come from my touchpad.
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Touchpad won't work after Kernel update

After the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on my acer Aspire E 11 laptop the touchpad was working normally. Two days later I accepted the upgrades shown in the Software Updater, then it won't be ...
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Acer E5-574G Laptop touchpad not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64Bit) in my Laptop Acer Aspire E 15 E5-574G. Unfortunately, touchpad is not working. I searched for a good resource in the internet, but i couldn't find it. If some has ...
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Trackpoint and touchpad Lenovo L460 Thinkpad (15.10)

on my L460 thinkpad neither the trackpoint nor the trackpad work. I am only able to use the gui with an external mouse connected. I tried with the kernels 4.5 rc 4, 4.5 rc 6, 4.2.0 16 and 4.2.0 30. ...
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What are the different “Click Methods” available through the gnome-tweak-tool?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have recently noticed that there is a Click Methods pull-down menu in the gnome-tweak-tool's Keyboard and Mouse section: Here are the options ...
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Dell Chromebook (Candy 2015) - No Sound and Touchpad

Basically like the title says!: I've installed Ubuntu Trusty on my Dell Chromebook (Candy-2015 edition) but the sound and the touchpad are not working, Does anyone know how I can fix this?