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

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Touchpad stops working after restart on a Compaq Presario CQ-40 324la

The touchpad worked correctly after the first reboot after installation, but then, without making any changes on system, restarting again, the touchpad was totally disabled. I'm working on a laptop ...
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Touchpad stops working after suspend on Lenovo T520

Sometimes after I suspend my Lenovo T520 laptop, the touchpad stops responding. The mouse joystick on the keyboard works, the mouse buttons between the keyboard and the touchpad works, but when I move ...
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ALPS touchpad stops working after reboot

I recently upgraded to 12.04 LTS. My Compaq Presario CQ-40 324la touchpad worked after first restarting after installation. But after restarting a second time, the touchpad is completely disabled, ...
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Synaptics Touchpad - cursor moves around when just 'tapped' after Ubuntu 12.04 upgrade

After upgrading to version 12.04 LTS I experience some problems with my touchpad. Everytime I tap on the touch the cursor is moving around (for example if I want to close a window, I click on "x" ...
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How do I make modprobe changes permanent?

I have been having several issues with my touchpad since upgrading to 12.04LTS. I believe it is an issue with the Elantech driver. I have found that the following commands fix my problem, however, ...
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Touchpad not working on VAIO VGN-TZ170N

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my VAIO VGN-TZ170N and the touchpad isn't working. Tried an external USB mouse and that isn't working either. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Help trying to get two-finger scrolling to work on Asus UL80VT

Multi-touch works fine on Windows 7 with: two-fingers scroll vertical and horizontally, two-finger tap for middle click, and three-finger tap for right click. However with Ubuntu, I've never been ...
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How to assign middle mouse click to two finger tap?

I have just updated to 12.04 and I am trying to assign two finger tap to my track pad. I know the code, just need to understand how to set it permanently because at the moment I need to input the code ...
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Two-finger scroll not working in some apps

Starting yesterday the two-finger scroll on my laptop seems to be acting up. It works perfectly in almost everything, except gedit and nautilus. I wasn't able to find any reference to this issue, ...
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How can I personalize my MacBook Pro Touchpad?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a MacBook Pro 5.5. I'm just wondering if there is something that takes all the kinks out of the touch-pad. It works good, but it feels sluggish, double tap works about ...
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Touchpad not detected via evtest on a Samsung 300V5A Series 3

Having to use usb mouse, another release and another major bug.. samsung 300V5, appeared in default 12.04 install
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Is there a way to force Lubuntu to recognize my touchpad although I am using the boot option “acpi=off”?

I have just gone through a pretty rough installation on an old laptop and for some reason it wont recognize my touchpad. The synaptics folder is entirely missing...the xinput list shows that I have a ...
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Mac Air trackpad suddenly doesn't respond [closed]

When the trackpad stops responding, this leaves me unable to do anything, including shutting down. Is there a fix?
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Touchpad autoclicks on Kubuntu 11.10

I've got an ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad which works fine in Windows. Since my first install of Ubuntu, and even now on Kubuntu, it randomly autoclicks. Even the type of click is random, because ...
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Getting touchpad working on MacBook Air

I recently installed Ubuntu on my new MacBook Air 4,2 (Mid 2011). Everything has worked great so far, with a few minor issues with screen resolution. However, I am now completely stuck on how to get ...
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USB Mouse on Laptop won't change window focus

I have an Asus g74sx dual-booting Ubuntu and Win7 via Wubi. My touchpad and usb mouse work perfectly in Windows, but behave abnormally in Ubuntu; if I just use the touchpad, everything works fine, but ...
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Enable thumb detection on MacBook Pro

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 on my MacBook Pro 8.1 and now I have issues with my touchpad. I am used to click the button of the pad instead of tapping it to click an item, ...
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Disable Kubuntu mouse autoclick [closed]

I've got an annoying problem with Kubuntu. When I stop moving my mouse (using a trackpad), it autoclicks. I've found a soultion for Ubuntu, but I can't find it in Kubuntu 11.10, so I'd like to know ...
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My laptop hangs a lot

My laptop is 1G ram and 120G hard-disk 1.68HZ processor , I've both Ubuntu and Windows7 on my machine For the last few days, my laptop, running Ubuntu 11.10 has been hanging a lot. A lot of the time, ...
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Touchpad only found occasionaly

Only, like every fifth restart is my touchpad found by Ubuntu 11.10. I suspect this might be a hardware failure, but I'm not sure so i throw this question out here. I don't run Windows on this ...
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Is any driver required for modern touchpads to function correctly?

I was wondering why my touchpad doesn't work well. I can't use it for scrolling up/down/sideways, which I would surely appreciate. It's the touchpad of a "HP Pavilion G7 notebook (the 1215sd)".
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Can I get inverted (i.e. Mac-like) scrolling on my touchpad?

I have two-finger scrolling enabled on my touchpad. Moving my fingers up scrolls up and moving them down scrolls down. I would like to have the direction of scrolling inverted, in much the same way ...
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ALPS touchpad on DELL Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64

I can't make work the multitouch of the ALPS touchpad in my Dell Inspiron I15RN-3647BK with Ubuntu 11.10 x64, kernel 3.0.0-17-generic... I have tried with this driver but it doesn't work ...
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Acer Aspire One 722 Touchpad Too Sensitive After Upgrade

I just recently got an AO722 and installed Ubuntu 11.10. I was aware of some of the problems with the net-book so I set about tweaking things accordingly. I followed many of the instructions here ...
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touchpad pointer moves randomly upon release

I've just installed 11.10. I then updated my install. Now, whenever I move the pointer via the touchpad it jumps around upon release. It is totally unusable and i'm using a mouse which is fine. I ...
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Macbook Pro touchpad [duplicate]

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro 7.1 model. It's working great, but I can't get used to the reduced functionality of the touchpad. I've read that mtrack works pretty well at bringing ...
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Touchpad not working on HP DV4 notebook

the touchpad doesn't respond at all. i had to use an external usb mouse even to install ubuntu. I dont know the name of the manufacturer too. i am a newbie to ubuntu. i checked many related answers ...
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How do I disable touchpad tap to click?

You've heard this a million times but the "tap to click" is a pain in the behind and I want to disable it. There is no touchpad in gpointing-device-settings and neither in mouse and touchpad in system ...
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Touchpad & TrackPoint (ThinkPad L520) suddenly unresponsive

My mother has a problem with her ThinkPad L520 notebook (Ubuntu 11.10, Unity). She boots the device, everything works fine at first. But then, out of nowhere, her touchpad + trackpoint stop working. ...
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Multitouch Trackpad Gestures Dell XPS 15

I'm trying to enable some multitouch gestures to mirror what OS X is capable of doing, such as brushing three fingers across the trackpad to switch desktops, swiping two fingers to navigate back in ...
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How to Disable Touchpad tap in Toshiba Tecra R850 in Oneiric - it is recognized as a PS/2 mouse

I know there's a lot of similar questions, but nothing I have tried here works yet - perhaps I was doing it wrong. New Laptop - Toshiba Tecra R850 with an install of Oneiric 64 bit. Mostly things ...
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Acer touchpad multitouch not working

I tried to get my Acer laptop's touchpad working properly. I installed driver package (psmouse-alps-dkms_0.10_all) which made the side scrolling working. However, the touchpad supports multitouch ...
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Decrease mouse scroll amount

How can I decrease (or generally change) the mouse wheel scroll amount in Ubuntu? I didn't mean the speed of scroll, and the thing I want is just the amount. for example, when reading a document, I ...
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Way to have Accelerate Mouse Pointer?

Id like to know if there is anything to do to have accelerated motion of mouse pointer in 11.10, i.e. A small jerk of mouse or touchpad would push the pointer to more-than-usual distance
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HP Probook touchpad

I wrote about this problem some weeks ago, but now the question is: "Why is touchpad works not so good as in windows". I tried some "experiments": When I use windows and if I accidentally touched ...
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Add dead region touchpad

Is there a way to set a region of my touch pad as "dead" ignoring touch input? The reason for this is that I have a MacBook pro late 2011 and there the "button" is on the touch page itself. Anyone ...
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Adding 'tap zones' to Synaptics touch pad?

In Windows I can configure the corners of my touchpad to act as another button or control. For example, I use the top left as a "middle click" and the bottom left as "mute". I have searched around ...
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Touchpad on Gateway LT2802u Netbook doesn't work

I installed Xubuntu Oneiric on a Netbook. The Synaptic Device is recognized by the system and back in Lucid it worked. But now it won't work anymore. grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices1 gave me ...
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How to disable Synaptics pinch-to-zoom support in evince (PDF viewer)?

My friend experiences this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/evince/+bug/875359 But most of the time zoom is activated unintentionally when using two-fingers scrolling on a Synaptics ...
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How do I use multi-touch gestures on a MacBook Air? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook Air (13" mid 2011) and it works lovely! Are there any news or possibilites to use multi-touch gestures? But to now I am using the system out of the box. One and ...
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Application Menu not working properly after upgrade from 11.10 to 12 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: There's an issue with an Alpha/Beta Release of Ubuntu, what should I do? AIssue is that (1) Alt+F1 & F2 is not working. (2) Whenever I open Applications Menu by ...
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How to activate Pinch-To-Zoom/Twisting with Synaptics Touchpad?

Where do I find those features? In Ubuntu there's only an option to enable Two-Finger-Scrolling. Greetz.
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How can I configure the touchpad and keyboard settings on a Dell Inspiron 5110? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 11.10. I want the following 3 things: I have dell inspiron 5110 laptop. There is button at the top right corner of laptop which can be used for turning the screen off. It works in ...
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Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600?

Can I use the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 with Ubuntu? Specifically, will the swipe and scroll capabilities work? If not, can I still use it as a normal two-button mouse? I do not want speculative ...
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Alps Touchpad driver loaded, but still touchpad not working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Alps Loaded but PS/2 mouse also loaded! I have a Dell Inspiron 15R with Ubuntu 11.10 x86-64 installed. I am having a problem with the Alps touchpad. My touchpad's driver ...
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Turning on and off HP Probook 4530S touchpad

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP laptop and among some problems, one of which I'm trying to solve is the touchpad problem. It's working, but how can I turn on/off it? In SUSE Linux Enterprise ...
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Asus G53SW weird touchpad behaviour

My friend has a new Asus G53SW notebook with Ubuntu Oneiric installed. Sometimes the touchpad is weird and hangs around or you can't click on things. It's quite unusable. How can I fix this weird ...
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Touchpad Scrolling doesn't work on a Sony Vaio VGN-NW220F

In Windows 7 (which was included on my laptop), I could use the right side of the touchpad to scroll vertically, and the bottom edge to scroll horizontally. In Ubuntu, this doesn't work and I see no ...
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Alps Loaded but PS/2 mouse also loaded!

i have Dell Inspiron 15R and i installed psmouse-alps package, it successfully recognized my Touchpad and i can see touchpad option under mouse properties as well, but my touchpad doesn't works at ...
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No “Touchpad Tab” under Mouse and Touchpad settings. Detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse

I have a Dell Inspiron with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. I can use my touchpad fine but I can't scroll with it. When I run windows it uses two finger scrolling but for some reason it won't work on Ubuntu. ...