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

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Cursor jumps around while typing, Fn+F3 to disable touchpad also not working on an Asus EEE PC 1015PE

Jumping cursor while typing on my Asus EEE PC 1015PE. Keyboard shortcut--Function key plus F3 also not working, as well as a few other function keys not working. Would appreciate any help. Note: ...
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Disabling touchpad

I have a dell inspiron computer. I installed Ubuntu 11.10. I don't want to use its touchpad but I could not disable it. gconf-editor cannot be useful because touchpad is not seen in peripherals ...
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How to turn off scrolling emulation?

How can I turn off mouse-wheel emulation with middle mouse button? I need to use middle mouse shortcuts in Blender and that feature covers middle mouse in all aplications. It is possible to turn it ...
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Laptop touchpad triggering 3-finger gestures randomly

I did a fresh install of 11.10 shortly after it was released. My laptop's touchpad (a Synaptics touchpad I believe, laptop is an Asus G53SW) had been acting strangely from the beginning. After ...
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Sentelic Touchpad Scrolling ASUS UX31 Zenbook

The capabilities of the touchpad on the new ASUS UX31 Zenbook leave much to be desired. The touchpad works like a mouse, but no vertical or horizontal scrolling. I contacted a developer who works for ...
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How to get two-finger scolling to work?

Always wanted this feature but it never works in ubuntu. Is there any hack/mod to get it to work? My laptop is an Acer 5532, and my touchpad is from Synaptics. The latest drivers from Synaptics made ...
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Touchpad stopped working on an Acer AspireOne D255E

I have a less than a year old Acer AspireOne D255E with a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10. Everything has been working fine. Great OS and great netbook. But today the touchpad stopped working. It had ...
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Script not running on resume

I am running 11.04 on an Asus UL30. I am trying to run a script to fix my synclient settings (which are lost during resume). I have written the following script in /etc/pm/sleep.d/10_touchpad: ...
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Setting kernelmodule-options permanently? (fix touchpad scrolling error)

I was looking for a solution here and the answers were only to open the 'System Settings' and to change the settings there. This was no help for me but then I found this: Touchpad not working on Dell ...
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How to upgrade from 10.04 without affecting touchpad settings?

I am using a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011) model. I tried installing Ubuntu 11.10, and had issues with the touchpad. I installed 10.04 LTR over the 11.10 install (I completely wiped the hard drive and ...
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Touchpad doesn't work after logging in

The touchpad of my laptop fails to work soon after I login to Ubuntu. I've gone through several threads in forums regarding the same matter and have tried out: gconftool -set boolean ... command ...
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How do I get two finger scrolling working on an Acer S3 Elantech Touchpad?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the Acer S3 ultrabook and I am trying to get the touchpad to work with two button scrolling. When I go to System Settings -> Mouse and Touchpad I don't see any touchpad ...
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Cannot scroll using trackpad on Sony Vaio

since upgrading my vaio notebook to Ubuntu 11.10, I am unable to scroll using my trackpad. Tried all means to no avail. Please suggest a step by step process to solve the problem. This has almost left ...
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How do you turn of the touchpad when typing to avoid the cursor jumping around?

It is nearly impossible to type on my Dell Latitude because the cursor jumps around anytime I get close to the touch pad. There is not a setting to inactivate it during typing. I am using Ubuntu ...
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Extremely Long Boot Time

I installed 11.10 via Wubi on my Toshiba NB-205 netbook (Intel Atom N280 / 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, Mobile Intel 945GSE Express). After the initial boot and login, which went fine, I was checking out the ...
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Why does my touchpad fail on resume from standby?

On resume touchpad disables and a reboot is needed to re-activate. Macbook Pro 6.1 Ubuntu 11.10 MAC 64bit Suspend - ok Suspend Resume - ok However, on resume in the loggin screen my touchpad ...
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Does Lubuntu 11.10 have a indicator?

Will Touchpad-indicator work when enabled on Lubuntu 11.10's Indicator?
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Grab Handles appearing randomly, causes erratic mouse behavior

I did a clean install of Ubuntu 11.10 recently. Every so often, Grab Handles will appear on the active window. Sometimes they simply disappear after a few seconds without causing me any problems. ...
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Touchpad Freezing on a Sony VAIO VPCF22S1E

I have a Sony VAIO VPCF22S1E. I just upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 . While upgrading (on downloading packages step) I lost my internet connection and 2-3 minutes later it resumed. I continued to ...
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Separate touchpad sensitivity

For gaming precision on PC, I have disabled mouse acceleration. The mouse speed works as I wanted to, however the touchpad is just too slow. Is there a way to have separate cursor speed for mouse and ...
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With Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10, why do I have to run commands to enable two finger scrolling?

When I run the following commands in the terminal the radio button in the mouse options will enable two finger scrolling. If I do not run these commands first, then scrolling radio button no longer ...
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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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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 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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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 ...