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

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How to disable two-fingers/right-click in touchpad?

I would like to disable the function right-click when tapping the touchpad with two fingers, because it is always interfering with the two-fingers/scrolling function. I also would like to maintain the ...
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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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Synaptics Touchpad not working after a fresh install of 12.04.2 on a Toshiba P850 [closed]

I have read all related posts I can find but none of them offer a solution. The touch-pad is detected but does not work. It works in Windows 8 (machine is dual boot) $ egrep -i touchpad syslog May ...
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Mouse moving and clicking on its own in 13.04

I recently upgraded from 12.10 where I had been having some mild touchpad problems. I'm running an Avatar Mercury ultrabook with an elantech touchpad which refuses to support multitouch under 12.10. ...
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Where synaptic touchpad settings in user account?

I have some trouble with my "synaptics touchpad" The touchpad is one of those that use the psmouse kernel module (i.e. modprobe psmouse will get the pad to work [mouse moves] and modprobe -r psmouse ...
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Mouse and Touchpad options

The Problem The options for Mouse and Touchpad are combined on one page see image below The pointer speed moves, but doesn't change anything and is not saved when I exit, also the two finger scroll ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Toshiba touchpad not working

I have a Toshiba Satellite T130-10G laptop and I can't get my touchpad to work in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (I have tried also 12.10 and did not work either). In the same laptop I have Windows 7 installed and ...
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How do I install gpointing-device?

I would like to install the gpointing-device-settings package which I found on the Launchpad website https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gpointing-device-settings I tried: apt-get install ...
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Disable pad click on 12.04 - driver problem?

I'd like to disable pad click. Usually it was possible in system settings under mouse and touch pad, but in Ubuntu 12.04 I can't see "touch pad" in mouse and touch pad settings... I've installed ...
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Ignore finger resting on trackpad button (Asus s200e)

I recently picked up an Asus s200E and installed Ubuntu 13.04; the issue im having is i cannot rest my finger on the buttons while using my other finger to move the cursor without it locking up in ...
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How To Disable Touchpad Running Ubuntu 12.04LTS On Dell Inspiron 1525

The Touchpad on my Dell laptop is an annoyance; while typing, if I inadvertantly strike it, the "I-beam" (or Mouse Pointer) ends up somewhere other than where I want it. None of the settings I have ...
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Can you disable PART of a touchpad?

Can you disable only part of a touchpad? I'm using a Lenovo Yoga13, and the touchpad extends down into the click area. So, every time I click, it moves the mouse a little bit. It's pretty annoying. ...
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Touchpad does not exist

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and I have opened Mouse & Touch-pad, but there is no Touch pad tap. I am using a Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 SE.
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How do I make my synclient settings stick?

The default setting for synaptics touchpads includes a paste functionality mapped to the upper right corner of the touchpad. I can disable this behavior by running the command synclient ...
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“E: Unable to locate package touchpad-indicator” even after adding repository and enabling sources

I'm trying to install the touchpad-indicator discussed here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/02/touchpad-indicator-now-automatically.html but I keep getting this error, even after using Software Center ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 three-finger window moving not working anymore

I juste upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 on my Samsung New Series 9 (NP900X4C-A01FR). Before, in 12.10, I could move/minimize/maximize the windows, using 3 fingers. These 3 functions doesn't work anymore. ...
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Dell Inspiron n5110 touchpad stop working after upgrate to 13.04

I've recently upgraded to 13.04 and touchpad partially stop working on my Dell Inspiron n5110. The left and right buttons still working but motions and taps don't. The system does detect my touchpad ...
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How do I get the touchpad working on a Toshiba P850?

The synaptics touchpad is not working after a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04.2 on a Toshiba P850. It works fine under windows 8 (it's a dual boot machine). It appears to be recognised OK in Xorg.0....
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Dell Inspiron 7720 - upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 broke touchpad driver

Today the updated informed me that there are udpates and a new version of Kubuntu. After installing the updates and pressing "Quit" the updater began upgrading to 13.04 (?!?!?!). Anyway, after the ...
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Not recognizing TouchPad, USB, Wifi, or Ethernet on 13.04

Had 12.10 before and things were fine. I am using a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop. All devices work fine from the Live USB drive. But after I actually do the install onto my drive, my touchpad, usb ports, ...
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A couple of multitouch gestures are not working in 13.04 compared to 12.04

The three finger pinch and zoom as well as the three fingers to move the window are not working in 13.04. Any ideas on how to fix this. My computer is the i5 Acer Aspire S7.
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Two finger swipe to go back in browser in precise? [duplicate]

Have tried various things but I can't find a good solution to enable two finger swipe to go 'back' in a browser. Two finger vertical scrolling works fine, but it's side-swipe back/foward I'm after. ...
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Samsung rv515 trackpad issues [duplicate]

I'm currently on a Samsung RV515 laptop running Windows 7. I'm relatively new to the world of Linux in general, so I started with the Wubi installer to keep things simple. It worked great, however ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keyboard & Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire V3-551-7844

I'm a bit new to the Linux world, and my english is bad, so go easy on me ok? ;) I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Acer Aspire V3-551-7844 (wich came with Windows8, but after some effort I got ...
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How do I get the touchpad working on an Acer Aspire 5332

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.10 on my Acer Aspire 5332. I now have an issue with my touchpad not working. When I type the command x input list in the terminal here is what comes up: ~$ ...
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How to activate my touchpad features on Samsung Series 7 Chronos

I'm just looking to how enable the features of my touchpad on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.10. The mouse is working but none of the features are working (like two fingers scrolling up/down). I visited ...
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Touchpad recognized as generic ps/2 mouse on a Dell Inspiron 13z 5323

After installing Ubuntu my touchpad has basic functionality but no edge scrolling, multitouch, or any advanced features. Xinput list shows it as a generic ps/2 mouse: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Touchpad on a Fujitsu Lifebook a532

My touchpad is not working as it should. Well, it works but cant use 2-finger scroll. I get this: axept@aXept-Lifebook:~$ xinput --list Virtual core pointer id=2 [master ...
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How to configure glidepoint driver for touchpad?

After using the hack described in : Alps Touchpad on Dell: how do I install the DKMS driver to enable multitouch?, I'm able to get somewhat functional touchpad for a laptop Dell Latititude E6430 using ...
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Turn off my touchpad Ubuntu 12.10

I am not a fan of the trackpad/touchpad and I want to turn it off while using Ubuntu and I can't figure out how. I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 8 with a dual boot option of Ubuntu 12.10. ...
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Disable Laptop Touchpad

I'm using a Lenovo x230 laptop which features a touchpad and a trackpoint. I love the trackpoint and dislike the touchpad -- I continuously hit it with my thumb. I would like to disable the touchpad,...
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Ubuntu completly ignores my xorg.d settings

I've talked about my laptop's touchpad elsewhere... Given its touchpad position and configuration you trigger the secondary and terciary click while typing as they are bound to the Left Top and ...
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Why is double-finger scrolling smooth in some applications but in others not so much?

On my System76 laptop, I've noticed that the double scroll works great in some applications, and not so great in others. For example, as far as web browsers go, the double finger scroll is smooth in ...
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Touchpad/Trackpad is not found by Ubuntu 12.10 but external USB mouse works

I've just attempted a reinstall of Ubuntu 12.10, which has resulted in my issue of the trackpad not working. I've run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade, but still to no avail. Here ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu 12.10 Keyboard and Mouse problem

I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and when it booted up I had to press they keyboard buttons multiple times and really hard to type my password, I tried turning off the Laptop when I ...
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How to install touch pad driver on inspiron 7220 se?

I am trying to install this driver: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/606238/comments/202 My command line: augre@augre-Inspiron-7720:~/Downloads/usr/src/psmouse-alps-1.3$ bash ...
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How to add a synclient command to rc.local?

If I just put synclient string=value in rc.local it doesn't work. Do I need an echo to someplace or is rc.local not the place to do this?
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Touchpad gesture available in Unity?

By default, my touchpad support two finger scrolling, two finger tap to double click, and single tap on upper right corner of touchpad to middle click (which is annoying, accidentally do middle click ...
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Disable three finger tap of Apple Trackpad in Ubuntu 12.04

I have configured Apple trackpad on Ubuntu 12.04 in xorg.conf as suggested here. I have also added "TapButton3" "0" but it does not disable three finger tap. My Question How to disable three ...
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How do I automatically set my touchpad to turn off when an external mouse is used?

I need a way to automaticallay turn the touchpad off when an external pointing device is in use. I tried setting "turn off touchpad while typing" in System Settings, but that didn't work. A slight ...
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My TouchPad is not responding on an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650

I recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-471-6650 and I already have problems. First, when I tried to use the touchpad on a LiveCD, it wasn't responding. When I installed it in my notebook, it wasn't ...
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Touchpad is unresponsive on every reboot [duplicate]

I downloaded the intel graphics utility to fix the xserver-xorg-video crash and then my touchpad was unresponsive on every reboot. In order to get the touchpad back, I had to dustin@dustin:~$ sudo ...
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Where to configure syndaemon settings?

Where do I configure syndaemon default parameters? By default it is called with -i 2.0 -K -R -t . I have a script that re-runs it with parameters that I need, but how do I do this properly? I am ...
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Mousepad not working with 12.04

I am running 12.04 64-bit, and I have had a bit of trouble with Ubuntu. First, I installed 12.10 32-bit, and then I tried to install 64-bit, but it didn't work. Then, one of my friends, who has the ...
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Logitech Touchpad T650 does not click

I have just received this Logitech Touchpad T650. The problem is that on my Ubuntu 12.10 desktop, the left or right tap clicks don't work while I can navigate and scroll with the touchpad. Any ideas ...
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synaptics multitouch not working 12.04

I have a laptop (Acer 7745G) with a synaptics touchpad that should support up to 3 finger multitouch if I am interpreting the output of grep "TouchPad: buttons" /var/log/Xorg.0.log correctly. The ...