I am a complete newbie and a moderately incapable pensioner so forgive me if I ask a stupid question.
I have installed Ubuntu on my E7240 and everything works fine apart from the touchpad. I have 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD and the i5 processor.
It's an Alps touchpad.
It works but the pointer jiggles around and so I cannot easily select text. Also when scrolling it sometimes goes in the wrong direction at first. It's almost unusable.
I tried installing the drivers from Dell for version 12 Ubuntu but that didn't help. See: https://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=0WKFN
Having tried the Dell drivers and not finding things much better I have installed a fresh install of 18.04.1 which also didn't help.
Basically the touchpad seems too sensitive to touch? I think that may be the issue.