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I have 2 finger scrolling working, and the three finger window movement works great, but something thats really bothering me is that I can't rest my thumb on the bottom of the trackpad like I can in osx. Is there anything I can do to make this work?

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Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't support proper detection of trackpads for macbook pros (I'm assuming it's an integrated button trackpad). This is changing in 12.04. However, for the time being I would recommend using this driver:

https://github.com/BlueDragonX/xf86-input-mtrack

(Thanks to C S for pointing out it's in the repos) Install the driver: xserver-xorg-input-mtrack Install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack

Add this to your xorg.conf file after installing the driver:

Section "InputClass"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    Identifier      "Touchpads"
    Driver          "mtrack"
    Option         "IgnorePalm" "true" EndSection

Restart your xserver (or computer) when finished. There are other fun options, take a look at the github page for more.

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  • Alternatively, type at the terminal sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack – Chan-Ho Suh Feb 17 '12 at 22:32
  • ohh cool did this finally make it into the archives? :-) I'm guessing so. – balloons Feb 17 '12 at 22:47
  • thanks so much for your help! I'm very excited for 12.04 in this case! – Wilfred Feb 17 '12 at 22:57
  • How do I add that to my repos? Ben – user46993 Feb 18 '12 at 22:12
  • Oh man, I want to use this driver so badly, but the speed is just so off. If it becomes official in 12.04, I really hope that it gets tweaked to be as nice as the default one in 11.10, just with the added bonus of being able to use my thumb. – zookalicious Feb 18 '12 at 22:39

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