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

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How can I enable two-finger scrolling in Ubuntu 12.04?

I need help with getting two-finger scrolling to work in Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. It used to work in previous Ubuntu versions, so I know it can be done. However the option to enable two-finger scrolling ...
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Trackpad Buttons on 2012 Samsung Series 9 Not Working Properly, appears to double click and doesn't have right click

These buttons work fine in Windows, but not in Ubuntu 12.04. The buttons are part of the trackpad itself so I figure that's what's causing the problems, but is there any way to get Ubuntu to support ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad aftrer upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit) - Multitouch not working!

The title describes my problem. On Ubuntu 11.10 Multi-touch worked fine on my Apple Magic Trackpad. Now i have only "ONE-FINGER-Control". Scrolling is only possible on the right side of the pad with ...
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Lenovo 3000 N 200 touchpad malfunction in Ubuntu 12.04

Somebody please rectify this bug. The touch pad automatically selects the area and other icons if i try to hover anywhere on desktop. The launcher icons will be picked up automatically if i try to ...
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Synaptic touchpad right-click not working

I'm having the same problem as in previous Ubuntu versions. The workaround to the problem for 11.10 was to use https://launchpad.net/~sergio91pt/+archive/synaptics+clickpads, but for 12.04 I haven't ...
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Not able to do multitouch gestures(except two finger scrolling) on touchpad

On the site: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch It says that unity supports 3 finger pinch to maximize/restore windows and many more gestures. I am not able to use these multi touch features. I can ...
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Alps Touchpad not working on VAIO VPCEH laptop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Sony Vaio(Edit: known from the tags). Although the touchpad is recognized, I am unable to lock the touchpad.
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Touchpad not working on Acer Travelmate 4740 after applying recent updates in Ubuntu 12.04

My touchpad stopped working on my Acer Travelmate 4740 after I've applied updates through the Update Manager on Precise Pangolin. It is working when on the (LightDM) login screen, but not after ...
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How to configure the touchpad middle click?

In almost all the large modern Linux distributions and in the last releases of Ubuntu-based distributions the touchpad was configured out of the box to have right, left and middle clicks and you could ...
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Touchpad right click doesn't work on HP Envy 14 beats

I have Ubuntu 12.04 lts 64 bits on my HP envy 14 beats. When I try to click with the right click button it doesn't work. Only works click in the touchpad directly and with usb mouse. 00:00.0 Host ...
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Elantech multitouch breaks after sleep and unknown events

EDIT: I previously thought this was related to mouse, but I have been experiencing these issues without a mouse plugged-in during the past weeks. I therefore rewrote the description. The two-finger ...
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Vertical scroll doesn't work in some applications on a Dell inspiron 14R

I just installed ubuntu 12.04 and installed all the necessary updates and Gnome Shell. I have ticked "enable horizontal scrolling" and "edge scrolling" in touchpad settings. The scrolling works well ...
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Touchpad left-click and single tap not working [closed]

I recently bought an Asus K54L and immediately installed Ubuntu 11.10 along side of Windows 7. The touchpad was working in both Windows and Ubuntu, but after restarting a couple of times (after ...
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Touchpad scrolling not working in nautilus of 12.04 [closed]

My touchpad scrolling in ubuntu 12.04 in not working for the nautilus window manager. However it is perfectly working in the browsers when I have to scroll down the page. Can I enable scrolling from ...
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Can't use netbook (samsung nc10) touchpad after lubuntu update (12.04)

After the recent update, the touchpad of my netbook samsung nc10 doesn't seem supported anymore, as it doesn't react. I tried to change some options (TouchpadOff=1) with synclient and ...
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Can't block touchpad on a Toshiba c660

I recently updated to ubuntu 12.04 and I can't enable/disable my laptop touchpad. It's a bug ? I have a Toshiba c660 . I block my touchpad with FN + F9. In ubuntu 11.04 worked. I guess that, since ...
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Mouse pointer (touchpad) getting stuck often in 12.04 [closed]

In my Ubuntu 12.04, my mouse pointer gets stuck often. I'm talking about the touchpad and not the external mouse. The first thought would be to check whether we have given the option to lock the ...
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How do I configure the touchpad so that the cursor doesn't move when I click?

Just installed 12.04 LTS and I experience some problems with my touchpad. Everytime I tap/double tap, the cursor is moving around (not static as should be). For example if I want to close a window, I ...
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Keyboard and touch pad is not working on a Dell XPS 15z

I am new linux user, I dont anything about how linux works, i am working on that, but mean while, i installed ubuntu on my Dell xps 15z, it works fine, except for the keyboard and the touch pad mouse. ...
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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 ...