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

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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 ...
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How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard?

I used to have an option in settings in Kubuntu 10.10 to do this. Now I cannot find it in 11.04. Where can I find it ? or was it removed ?
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HP probook 4520s .. drivers problem [closed]

SA, I have HP probook 4520s Core i5 it comes with SUSE enterprise 11 and everything working but when I removed it and installed Ubuntu I got I problems with drivers nothing working Graphic is ATI ...
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Device id in ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop.I want to make the the touchpad disable.For that I need the device id.So can any one tell me how to get the device id using ubuntu?
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How can I assign a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop?

How can I attach a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop? I can do middle-button if I tap on the top right corner of the touchpad, but I would like to associate it to a key, like the ...
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Where can I download synaptics touchpad drivers? [closed]

Synaptics touchpad is not working on my friend's laptop. Here is the result of xinput list: http://paste.ubuntu.com/611380/ I think the touchpad is not detected at all, he's using the laptop ...
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Dell Vostro 1510 trackpad

A week ago I moved totally from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I've been really happy with the transition bar one annoying glitch. My trackpad sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. All other hardware including ...
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How do I disable the trackpad on my MacBook Pro using syndaemon?

I try to run syndaemon -i 2 -t -d to disable the trackpad while typing (detailed in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro7-1/Maverick). However, I am getting No synaptics properties on ...
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ThinkPad TrackPoint Buttons Not Working Well

The TrackPoint itself works fine. But the three buttons below the spacebar don't. For example if I were to copy these lines, 1-10, using trackpoint buttons it'd start highlighting at 7. If I use the ...
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Modifying mouse/touchpad sensitivity

I would like to increase my mouse sensitivity. Going to system settings->mouse and adjusting the sensitivity doesn't seem to affect anything. In the previous version I modified it in the advanced ...
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Reduce touchpad touch sensitivity or disable tap-to-click unless key is pressed

Is there a way to reduce the sensitivity to touch of the touchpad? I keep accidentally clicking while typing (disable while typing seems to have little use). Other possible solutions to my issue: ...
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Reset Synaptics Touchpad

I've got a Samsung Series 9 notebook (900x3a) running Ubuntu Natty. It's running absolutely smoothly except for some times when the touch pad gets "hiccups" and appears to recognize an additional ...
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HP Envy - HDMI / Mini-display-port not working [closed]

I saw that many of HP envy users (and some other hardwares) are having problems while using Ubuntu (some other distributions too). PROBLEM My main issue is make my HDMI or Mini-display-port work ...
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Mouse wheel scroll events persist after hitting meta key

For awhile now (including in Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04), I've experienced an issue with scroll events initiated on my Touchpad. Steps to reproduce are: 1) Open Firefox 2) Start a vertical scroll event on ...
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Edge scrolling doesn't work on HP Mini 311 [closed]

Since upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, the edge scrolling on the trackpad no longer works. The Touchpad tab exists under Mouse in System Settings. Is there a known fix for this? If not, what can I do ...
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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Are there any issues using Ubuntu on an HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103SG?

I am planning to buy this laptop (Compaq-Presario-CQ56-103SG), which has SuSe Linux SLED11 preinstalled. I want to install Ubuntu 11.04 instead but I'd like to know if the touchpad, the wireless card ...
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ASUS 1018p disable touchpad while typing? [closed]

How can I automatically disable the touchpad while I typing?
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Sleep won't work and the touch/clickpad is a mess on a HP Envy 15

I attempted to sleep the computer and it doesn't even turn off the screen, it just blank and the fans continue running loudly. The only way to get it back on is to hold down the power button until it ...
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How do I get the touchpad on a MBP 7,1 working?

I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to Ubuntu 11.04 and now my touchpad doesn't work. Please explain how to fix it thoroughly, because I'm a newbie. Thanks
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Touchpad worked during install, but not now. Fixed it temporarily (one boot), but not working again [closed]

Just installed a fresh version of Natty. My ubuntu worked during install, but not after it boots up after that. I had this issue with Meerkat (on this same machine) as well. It worked during install ...
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Macbook Trackpad very coarse

I recently installed Ubuntu on my Macbook. Everything seems to be working just fine except the trackpad. The right click (with 2 fingers) works just fine but when i try to scroll the cursor it is very ...
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Touchpad two finger sensivity problem

Having asked about touchpad not only once but twice. I have again come back to same topic :D. Basically I have a working two finger scrolling after adding the following line in /etc/profile after I ...
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Can I slow the speed of the cursor on a laptop touchpad?

The cursor is too jerky and moves too fast when I use the Touchpad on my laptop in ubuntu 11.04 beta 2. When I use Windows the cursor moves slowly and smoothly with precision. But on Ubuntu 11.04 ...
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Configure Trackpoint sensitivity using a GUI

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61, which uses a Trackpoint. Every time I reinstall Ubuntu, the default sensitivity settings are much too low (it feels like I really have to push to move the cursor). I've ...
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How to change the shortcut to scroll?

I want to change the shortcut to scroll. Instead of using the edge of my (buggy) touchpad (see this), I would like to make my own shortcut with the keyboard keys. Is it possible? Thanks in advance.
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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touch-pad’s top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corner to toggle the touchpad and ...
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Mouse and keyboard don't work on an Inspiron 2650 after installation

I just downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 to an older laptop (Inspiron 2650-Pentium 4) using the Windows installer (Windows XP is the other OS). Everything seemed to be working fine but when the computer ...
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MacBook Air 11" (Late 2010) Touchpad/Trackpad doesn't work

Just upgraded my MacBook Air 3,1 (11" Late 2010) from Maverick to Natty Beta 1. Trackpad stopped working. Any idea why this happened and how to fix this?
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Touchpad keeps working while typing even after disabling the option in configuration

My problem is that touchpad in my Samsung R580 keeps working while I'm typing. I already disabled the option in the mouse configuration. If you need more info, just ask. Thank you for any help!
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apple trackpad is not connected after todays update on natty [closed]

Today, I had to update natty to get unity fix for ATI proprietary driver (2 hours back). However, later find out that, apple trackpad stopped working. its not even connecting.. ~$ sudo hidd --connect ...
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Two finger scrolling not working [closed]

My question is related to this question in askubuntu. Yesterday, I tried installing Ubuntu 11.04. The problem with my touchpad still persists. Although the touchpad section in Mouse says two finger ...
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How can I disable my touchpad?

I would like to find a way to turn my laptop touchpad on and off. (I generally use a mouse instead.) I use an HP laptop. Thanks.
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My touchpad is recognised as a mouse. How can I fix it? [closed]

My touchpad is recognised as a mouse, and for this reason I cannot disable it while I'm typing nor can I take advantage of scrolling and multi-touch features that my touchpad should support. My ...
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Touchpad Two-finger Scroll Configuration

This all started with me trying to get 2-finger scroll working. In Windows, I got used to it. So I found a thread that said to run these commands: synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 synclient ...
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Scrolling on touchpad stopped working on AAO d250 [closed]

im using ubuntu 10.10 since november 2010 and never had this kind of problem. Look, today I just turned on my netbook and I couldn't move the mouse, so I looked up for the fix and did this. sudo ...
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How to change touchpad behaviour in chromium/firefox?

I have ASUS laptop which has two finger scrolling, and it works out of the box. When I am using firefox or chromium in kubuntu, middle click by external mouse on any of the link opens that link in new ...
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Which is the best version of Ubuntu to use on a tablet device?

can Ubuntu installed and use on xoom or ipad ? ( or other touch screen monitor like kiosk ) . Is there a special build or package i need to install ?
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Trackpad Mimic Apple's Command Click

I have a laptop that has a trackpad for the mouse. I'm not using all the multi-touch capabilities of the trackpad and am currently only able to get left click working. Is there any way to setup ...
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Touchpad frozen after resume on a Gateway MX6650/MA2A

After the computer is resumed from sleep, the trackpad no longer works. I've tried different settings using the s2ram command, just to see if it would change anything. But that doesn't seem to be the ...
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Touchpad stops working after desktop shows up

I have problem with touch-pad. It is not working correctly. It goes like this. When laptop is booting, right after desktop shows, I can move mouse with touch-pad for a second, but when icons shows up, ...
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Getting touchpad to work in desktop ubuntu

I bought a small touchpad to stick on top of the keyboard, and it works fine on the windows computer, but not on my ubuntu desktop. I mean, when I do "xinput list" it shows the following: ⎡ Virtual ...
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How to get Elantech trackpad to be identified properly, curently has no extended functionality

I have a Samsung RF510 laptop computer. Upon installing Ubuntu 10.10 onto it I could not get the trackpad to function properly. It works as a basic mouse (point and click) but had no functionality for ...
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Can Unity reprogram Touchpad mouse click 2 to a keyboard key?

My laptop touchpad has left button (for mouse click 1), a right button (for mouse click 3). To get mouse click 2 you must simultaneously press the left and right buttons. Will Unity let me reprogram ...
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Change touchpad horizontal and vertical acceleration/sensitivity?

How do I individually change the horizontal and vertical acceleration of the cursor? I can scroll side-to-side in a single stroke on a 1600x900 monitor on my laptop, but I can never do that ...
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Can't edge scroll on Samsung RV510

I installed Ubuntu on my Samsung RV510, and I have edge scrolling checked for my touchpad but it simply doesn't work. Any ideas?
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Touchpad suddenly stopped working

The touchpad suddenly stopped working in my HP Pavilion laptop. External mouse works. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10. What are my options?
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How can I get multitouch enabled on my Sentelic touchpad (msi x350 notebook)?

I understand my MSI x350 notebook comes with a Sentelic trackpad, which supports multi-touch (according to the MSI website). Is there a way to enable multitouch on Ubuntu? I've been having difficulty ...
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50-synaptics.conf options not working

How does Ubuntu come up with the default synaptics settings? I've got Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 installed on an Eeepc 900. Out of the box TapButton2 was set to 3, and TapButton3 was set to 2. I have ...
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Touchpad not working

I am using Ubuntu 10.10, and I have an IBM ThinkPad T43 that the touchpad buttons don't work. For example I don't have a right click and the left click is on the right. button. Can someone help me to ...