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

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How do I get the trackpad on my Acer C7 Chromebook to work in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Acer C7 Chromebook via USB, and once it booted up I was unable to use my trackpad at all, not even during install. I have to use an external mouse.
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Cannot use twofinger on lenovo z5070 touchpad ubuntu 14.04

Cannot use twofinger on lenovo z5070 touchpad ubuntu 14.04. I also tried twofinger scroll on lenovo g50 ALPS touchpad detected as PS/2, corrected with psmouse-dkms-alpsv7 but reset after reboot ...
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Touchpad not Working in ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 model. Ever since I installed ubuntu, my touchpad (Synaptic) is not working. However an external mouse is working fine. On running command "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" , ...
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touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...
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How do I disable the TouchPad on a Lenovo x240, but keep mouse buttons active?

I want to disable the touchpad of my Lenovo x240. If I use the settings GUI the mouse buttons get disabled, too. How can I disable the touchpad mouse cursor movement, and keep the mouse buttons ...
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chromebook 14 touchpad not working with newly installed ubuntu 14.10

I just got a new hp chromebook 14, installed ubuntu 14.10 through chrubuntu and unfortunately, although everything else seems to be ok, the touchpad does not work at all. I am new to ubuntu/linux etc, ...
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Lenovo e545 TrackPoint and TouchPad Lefty and Scrolling

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu. I'm a lefty and currently using a Lenovo e545 with Ubuntu 14.04. I believe the mice are IBM TrackPoint and Synaptics UltraNav TouchPad. After going to system settings > Mouse ...
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Touchpad gestures and Touchscreen gestures

Is possible to have gestures for touchpad and touchscreen at the same time? So far I was only able to enable gestures for touchscreen (using touchegg), after disabling unity default multitouch ...
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Udev not running scripts

I'm trying to make udev disable/enable my touchpad when I connect/disconnect my external mouse. I don't know what is wrong. When I call udevadm --test it seems to be calling my script, but when I ...
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Touchpad buttons periodically don't work on startup 14.04?

I have a Sony Vaio CS laptop that I purchased in 2009. I have been having this problem since I first installed Ubuntu on the machine last year. Sometimes (about one in three tries), the touchpad ...
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Touchpad not working after suspending Laptop [14.10]

My touchpad stops working after closing and reopening my laptop. This problem exists since upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04. I have to reboot Ubuntu to get it working again. I already tried rmmod ...
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ALPS Touchpad speed adjustment with synaptics driver

How could I change cursor speed (tocuhpad sensitivity?) for AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad from command line?
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How to Find Command Line before Boot-Up

Ubuntu 14.04 was working fine for a few weeks after installation, detecting USB wireless Microsoft all-in-one keyboard/touchpad. Then it stopped, at least after boot-up. Keys work before boot-up to ...
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Loss of touch pad function on laptop after upgrade

No touch pad function after upgrade. (as of 04/11/14) Using HP-255-G1 Notebook PC which came with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and have today upgraded to 14.04. Now I have to use a mouse on a laptop! ...
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Touchpad not working and boot screen says 'Ubuntu Kylin' after upgrading to 14.04

tl;dr: I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. And now on boot up there's a wolf on the screen and says 'Ubuntu Kylin' and my touchpad doesn't work. How do I fix these issues? I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 ...
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How can I make a two-finger tap on touch pad take me to my desktop?

I recently switched to Ubuntu and have been customizing all my settings as much as possible. Now, I'm not sure how I did it (since it was a while back ago) but in Windows 7 I found a way to make my ...
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Touchpad not working anymore

Hi i was working on ubuntu 13.10 and everything was fine, i tried to install ubuntu 14.10 and the touchpad was not working anymore, so i tried some workaround but they didn't works, so i reinstalled ...
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Synaptics drives is not working correctly

When I start up Ubuntu, in the Mouse & Touchpad settings, the Touchpad is not shown. And the double-finger scroll as well as other gestures provided by synaptics driver will not work. After ...
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lenevo g580 touchpad sometimes stop responding Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

My laptop touchpad won't work and only external mouse is working any way to install drivers or something that can resolve this issue ? Somebody would like to give auto script or something to make it ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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No tablet features working on X61 tablet with Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

recently installed Ubuntu gnome 14.10 from 14.04 LTS now none of the tablet features work stylus, screen rotation etc. I've installed all the Wacom packages that I could find in synaptic nothing seems ...
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Touchpad detected on boot once but not again

Ever since getting this laptop and installing Ubuntu 14.04 on it, the touchpad wasn't detected at all. I had pretty much given up on it, as no answers I'd found seemed to help, nor did updating the ...
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Touchpad not working in an Asus X553MA

I recently purchased an Asus notebook (X553MA) from Amazon that had only FreeDos. Its been quite a few years since I last used Ubuntu, so I feel a little lost. (My last version was 10.04, and during ...
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Touchpad doesn't work in ubuntu

I have an issue with the touchpad of my aspire e15, the touchpad in windows works but not in Ubuntu, what should I do? This is the xinput list: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Problem with touchpad after upgrade to 14.10

After upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 the touchpad of my thinkpad E440 stops working correctly. Only the superior part of the touchpad works, I have to touch the 25% of the touchpad nearest to the ...
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How do the PressureMotion options work?

On the documentation there are four pressure motion related options: Option "PressureMotionMinZ" "integer" Finger pressure at which minimum pressure motion factor is applied. Property: "Synaptics ...
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How to remove/disable ALPS touchpad driver

In Ubuntu 13.10, my ALPS touchpad was recognised as a PS/2 mouse, and it worked fine. In Ubuntu 14.04, a new ALPS driver has been added and now my touchpad is recognised properly, but it doesn't work ...
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I can change the setting options in dconf-editor, but the changes I make don't take effect.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to make changes to my Logitech K400r keyboard/trackpad combo (specifically, I want to increase the speed of the pointer, enable edge-scrolling, and ...
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Enable clickpad buttons above touchpad on Dell laptop

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Latitude D830 laptop. This model laptop has 2 pairs of left click/right clickpad buttons - one set below the touchpad and a second set above the touchpad. ...
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How do keep the modified Logitech T650 trackpad configuration persistent

The most essential features of the Logitech T650 trackpad works right out of the box. However, I was unable to get ‘Natural scrolling’ to work. After a bit of searching, I was led to this post by ...
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Cursor doesn't move after upgrade 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading my system from 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with my touchpad: cursor moves.. hm.. from time to time. I mean when I try to move it in 90% cases it doesn't happen. But, if I click the ...
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My trackpad stopped working (not detected) after update, how do I fix this?

I updated my laptop (Dell 'XPS 13 Developer Edition', aka 'Sputnik', the one that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu) to 14.10. Upon reboot my trackpad didn't work. Keyboard, touchscreen and everything ...
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How to get ButtonPress and ButtonRelease events from middle button in Synaptics' clickpad?

I have a Synaptics touchpad, with a 3 buttons clickpad (it is a ThinkPad X1 Carbon with physical buttons). Using xev, when I click the middle button I get the corresponding ButtonPress and ...
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NO right-click at all on touchpad after installing 14.10

Can someone help me please? I cannot right-click pressing right corner(side) of my touchpad. I can do it only by clicking the right-key button on my keyboard. I had no problem with it before ...
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Lenovo Synaptics Touchpad Ubuntu 14.04

I've successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new Lenovo Flex 2-15 but got an issue which flaws my ubuntu experience. Synaptics is working good except the two finger scrolling annoys me. When having ...
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Touchpad problems since update to UU. Cannot highlight words

Ever since I updated to 14.10. I have experienced some problems with the functions of the touchpad on my Acer E3-112. Whenever I press and hold the left mouse (touchpad) button next to a word to ...
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Touchpad stopped working DELL Latitude D630

I have a DELL Laptop Latitude D630 and Ubuntu as OS. Touchpad has always worked perfectly for more than a year now, first with Ubuntu 12 and now with Ubuntu 14.04 after the upgrade. Today the touchpad ...
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Samsung series 9, touchpad does not work after suspend, Ubuntu 14.10

I got a brand-new Samsung series 9 (exact reference is: NP940X5J-K02US). Because of this question, mentioning it required at least a kernel 3.15, I waited a couple of weeks for Ubuntu 14.10 to be ...
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How can I get two-finger scrolling working on my trackpad?

I have a new Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has, from what I can tell, an Elantech touchpad. Two-finger scrolling and two-finger tapping work great in Windows and Fedora, but don't work ...
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Dell XPS 13 9333, touchpad not working with kernel 3.16 in Utopic Unicorn

So I upgraded today my distribution, from 14.04 Trusty Thar to 14.10 Utopic Unicorn. I had issues with the touchpad on 14.04 (jumping cursor while typing stuff) and the Synaptics upstream driver ...
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Apple Magic Touchpad — Multitouch Question

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac Mini with the Apple magic trackpad and it's been working flawlessly, but I had a question about the trackpad. The two finger scrolling and everything works, ...
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Acer C720 and Not Responding Touchpad

I recently live booted Ubuntu 14.04 in seaBIOS on Acer C720 Chromebook. Everything worked well accept the touchpad it just stay's there unresponsive. I intalled Ubuntu using the keyboard on my laptop ...
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Touchpad right button doesn't work (Ubuntu + GNOME)

So, I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. After using Ubuntu for a few months, I decided to try Fedora. I was impressed by the look of the desktop environment, I decided to just install ...
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Surface Pro issues with 14.04

I've got 14.04 installed on my SP1. I've updated to kernel version 3.17.1 from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.17.1-utopic/ and most everything works. But I have a few problems... ...
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Brighness controls & touchpad multi touch not working on Asus X553MA Laptop, Xubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux and have recently purchased an Asus X553MA laptop with a Baytrail processor and Intel HD Graphics. Unfortunately i am not able to change the brightness of the display. I have tried ...
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Where is appletouch.c stored in lubuntu?

I upgraded my lubuntu 14.04 32 bit to a 64 bit version, so needed to reinstall the drivers. When trying to make the touchpad work, I changed the synaptic's file as answered here and wanted to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't detect the touchpad

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside to windows 8 and it can't detect the touchpad ?
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How can I get my touchpad's multitouch capabilities working on my Lenovo Yoga 2 11?

I just got a Lenovo Yoga 2 11" convertible laptop, and it has a multitouch touchpad on it that I'd love to get working. Two-finger scrolling works fine on Fedora, but it doesn't seem to work on ...
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Global smooth scrolling application [duplicate]

Mac has native smooth scrolling (animation when you scroll something). I really like that thing. Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling, globally, in Ubuntu? When I say globally I mean, enable it ...
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How to enable disable touchpad from double-clicking on its special area

I have a laptop HP-Pavilion-g (1246-ef) running in dual boot Windows and Xubuntu. In Windows I can use its special area (a small dip) in the upper left corner of the touchpad to disable / enable on ...