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

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Disproportional horizontal mouse speed with two monitors

I'm using a laptop touchpad. Moving my finger from top to bottom of the pad, I can move the mouse pointer across the complete height of the screen. Moving my finger from left to right of the pad, I ...
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Touchpad double-tap holding is not working

I used to be able to double-tap and hold on my touchpad to drag and drop things. Since I upgraded to oneric ocelot it only works 10% of the time. What program are they using to log the touchpad and ...
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How can I enable the touch-pad in 11.10 while I disabled it using touchpad-indicator in 11.04?

I used touchpad-indicator to disable the touch-pad in Ubuntu 11.04. Now I update to Ubuntu 11.10, and I installed touchpad-indicator in ubuntu 11.10 again but I can not enable the touch-pad. When ...
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What does a “psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 1” message mean? [closed]

This is the output of dmesg|tail [13064.329754] psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 - driver resynched. [13067.095373] psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost sync at byte 1 ...
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Has touchpad-indicator been fixed?

I have been using Ubuntu since 11.04. Is touchpad-indicator already fixed in 11.10? Otherwise, does anyone know if it is working in Xubuntu 11.10?
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Magic Mouse inertial scrolling and multi-touch gestures

Is it possible to use inertial two finger scrolling on Ubuntu with a magic mouse and also set up 3 finger swipes to trigger actions in compiz? Maybe using touchegg? I know it's possible with the ...
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Touchpad tapping intermittent on Macbook Air

On my 2010 Macbook Air, tapping on the touchpad works on about only half of the tap attempts. It seems the sensitivity or something is off. How can I fix this? It looks like this question has been ...
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Is there a way to tell where synclient gets its information from?

I have a Macbook 2,1 running Mint Katya and the touchpad config has been driving me nuts. xorg.conf seems to be ignored, so for now I've just been getting rid of it. Running synclient, I can get ...
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Configure mousepad double-tap to work the way I want?

I have a laptop with an Ubuntu 11.10/Win7 dual boot system. In Windows, I use double-stroke to scroll, which I've got working in Ubuntu as well. This I did by changing the settings under System ...
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Laptop touchpad is disabled after a while on an Asus X59GL

I notice quite a few other questions on this subject, but so far none of them help me. I have a Asus X59GL laptop that I upgraded from Natty to Oneiric and I'm experiencing a new bug. My touchpad ...
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Touchpad Problem - shortly after login, it stops working

I've Ubuntu 11.10 and my problem is about the touchpad. At the beginning of my computer it's works fine, but after opening an application or a few minutes, it stops working and I have to use a USB ...
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How do I disable a touchpad using the command line?

Is there a way to disable a touchpad using a terminal command?
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How do I enable the touchpad on a MacbookPro8,1?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 in MacbookPro8,1. I can't enable touchpad, how to enable?
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Touchpad not working on MSi U130 after login in

I have just upgraded to 11.10 but my MSi U130's touchpad doesn't work after login to 11.10. It works fine in the login screen where one types password to login. Thank you in advance.
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No scrolling on my Vaio VPCEF3E1E Notebook

I have a big problem with my Sony Vaio VPCEF3E1E touch-pad. I can't scroll. Since I'm a new Ubuntu user, I have no idea where I can find an answer. I have found no answer in the mouse options either.
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Touchpad gets disabled after sometime after login

I upgraded from Natty to Oneiric and use a external logitech mouse. When I login with both the touchpad and mouse enabled, the touchpad works fine. But if I continue using the mouse for sometime, and ...
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Can I disable my touchpad during installation? [closed]

My touch pad is not working correct in Ubuntu since having an accident with a coffee spill. It freezes my mouse. So I had to disable it in Ubuntu, in order to be able to work, but I want to install ...
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How do I activate scrolling on my trackpad?

I have an Acer Aspire 5738, and the trackpad allows for scrolling. It worked in Natty and Maverick, but doesn't work on my fresh installation of Oneiric stable. How do I get this to work?
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How to disable the touchpad?

I want my touchpad to be disabled when I use my mouse. How can I do that? touchpad-indicator has stopped working on 11.10. It used to work on 11.04. Gnome3 is not a solution as I don't like it and ...
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Touchpad not working on Dell XPS L501x

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit) and my touchpad is dead. Some ideas?
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gpointing-device-settings lost on reboot

I've been using gpointing-device-settings to enable both two-finger and edge scrolling on my trackpad, but it seems to not "remember" after reboot. The settings are still "ticked" in ...
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How do I restore triple tap to emulate the middle click?

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 but the ability to tap with three fingers on the touchpad to achieve a middle mouse click has disappeared. When a mouse is plugged in the middle button click works ...
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Touchpad scroll not working on Acer Aspire One

I just installed Ubuntu Netbook Version 10.04 LTS on an Acer Aspire One and it works perfectly, but For some reason I'm not allowed to use the little scrollpad at the side of the trackpad to scroll ...
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The LED on the touchpad on my HP Pavaillion dv6-6080 doesn't work

I have a HP pavillion dv6-6080 . My touchpad work fine but the led light doesn't work . when I turn it off the red light work prefect but when turn it on nothing happen and the white light doesn't ...
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How do I deactivate the lower part of touchpad in HP mini? [closed]

Hi anyone who can tell me how to deactivate the lower part of touchpad in HP mini? Is it posible? whenever I try to click, the arrow appears in the lower corner (and not where it should be). Please ...
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Touch pad scrolling and multi-gesture doesn't work on an Acer Aspire 4741g [closed]

I am new to ubuntu(11.04) and I have an Acer Aspire 4741g When i worked on win-7, my touch pad had vertical scrolling and multi-gesture, both scrolling and multi-gesture aren't working on ubuntu. ...
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How to scroll in any direction with evince PDF viewer using mouse dragging

When viewing large PDFs with small print where one has to zoom in to be able to read even on fullscreen, it would be nice to be able to move the 'paper' with the drag of the mouse (hand cursor type). ...
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Why did my middle mouse button stop working in firefox exclusively?

For some reason I'm plagued by especially rare bugs. This time my middle mouse button ceased to work in firefox exclusively. I can use it to copy stuff in terminal or to start another instance of a ...
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How do I set up the touchpad of a Lenovo x121e

I am using a Laptop Lenovo x121e (AMD-Version). The laptop has a Synaptics touchpad/trackpoint combination. The touchpad is very "jumpy" when trying to tap the pad for a mouse click. Normal mouse ...
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Why is configuring synaptics udev rules so hard? [closed]

I am trying to configure my Synaptics driver with a few udev rules regarding the behavior of the TapButton options, and has so far been unsuccessful in doing so. No matter what I type in my .rules ...
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Touchpad disabled after login on a Lenovo G550 laptop

I installed touchpad-indicator to manage my touchpad settings while using an external USB mouse. Now, after some-time, my touchpad has stopped working after login to the Ubuntu system. It works fine ...
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Trackpad/Touchpad not responding on an Acer Aspire 5333-2880. How can I get it to work again?

Im a new Ubuntu user, well new to Unix actually even if usually work with MacOS I had never really looked into it. I installed Ubuntu on my laptop a few days ago and so far everything was going well, ...
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Swapping the double and triple finger tap actions on trackpad

I am looking for a way to swap the 'tap' action when using two and three fingers. At the moment, as standard, double-finger-tapping right clicks, and tripple-finger-tapping middle clicks ... I would ...
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Can I automatically deactivate my touchpad when a USB-mouse is connected?

I know that I can check if the touchpad is active with gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/touchpad_enabled and I can set it disabled / enabled with gconftool-2 --set --type ...
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trackpad non functional for newest hp pavilion dm4

I have a newest generation hp dm4 (the trackpad and mouse buttons are separate, unlike in the previous generation). The trackpad works fine in windows, but in Ubuntu the mouse is erratic and non ...
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Scrolling with Trackpad

I have a Lenovo G550, I want to activate the scrolling (right border) of my touchpad. It works with Windows, but in Ubuntu I can't find the way to do it. I see "Mouse config", Scrolling is activated ...
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Synaptics touch pad + three button tap

In Windows 7 when I tap my touch pad three times my browser navigates backwards. Can this fucntionality be replicated in Ubuntu 11?
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Sidescrolling with touchpad?

I just booted up my laptop and opened up my webbrowser. I went to OMG! Ubuntu!, and wanted to scroll as I always do, with the right side of my laptop's touchpad... It did not work... I went to the ...
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Middle button on trackpad/point doesn't work with GNOME 3

I just upgraded my GUI from Unity to GNOME3. There's one problem I'm having, though. Pointing Devices apparently loses functionality in GNOME3, but I need to be able to use my trackpoint. Pointing ...
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Vertical Scroll doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

I have an Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E that I have dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu all 64 bit In ubuntu I don't have vertical scroll. Same thing happens with Fedora 15,Linuxmint11 of course 64 bit If someone ...
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Is there any way I can get Scrybe (Gesture Workflow Technology)?

Scrybe is a program powered by Synaptics for Touch pad to use it like Gesture Workflows. Is there any way that I can use it in Ubuntu? If not, is there an equivalent software ready to use?
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Trackpad stops working until reboot (Asus EeePc 900)

I'm running Ubuntu (natty) on my Asus EeePc 900, and recently an interesting problem has appeared: the trackpad and its buttons sometimes stop working, and stay nonfunctional until I reboot the ...
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Two finger scrolling on touchpad

I can scroll with 2 fingers with my touchpad on Win7 but when I switch to Ubuntu 10.04 it doesn't work, the option is greyed out. Could anyone help? My touchpad is Synaptics V7.2 PS/2 Port
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Accessing the terminal from GNOME without a mouse

I have a new Lenovo G560e, and have just installed Ubuntu 10.04. But the laptop's trackpad does not work! https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingHardwareDetection suggests some commands to run before ...
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Horizontal scrolling treated as right click in Java applications

I've enabled horizontal scrolling for my touchpad in Ubuntu 11.04, but when using it in Java applications (NetBeans in my case) it is instead as a right click. Horizontal scrolling works perfectly in ...
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MacBook Pro (5) touchpad stops working after upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04

After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04, my MacBook Pro's touchpad stopped working. It works fine on the login screen, but after logging in it stops working.
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Detect touchpad as touchpad

My touchpad seems to be recognized as a mouse instead of a touchpad. I have a Dell Precision M4600, and I am running Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. vegard@vegard-laptop:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Disabling trackpoint in HP Elitebook 8730w? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to configure a Thinkpad's TrackPoint? The trackpoint is kinda broken ... on slightest touch it yanks down the mouse pointer to the bottom of ...
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Pointing devices doesn't keep configuration

I'm not able to scroll by my touchpad after reboot. When I set from System > Preferences > Pointing devices the vertical scrolling, it works till reboot. My X11 current configuration is: Section ...
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How do I get multitouch working on the touchpad on a Sony Vaio VPC-F11?

I have Natty running fine in my sony vaio vpc-f11 series laptop . I tried out the instructions in this page. Now I have my touchpad configured as a generic mouse. So the vertical scrolling works ...