Today I got an brand new Dell XPS 13 and I really like it. Wifi/Bluetooth/Brightness works very well. But only the Touchpad makes me insane. Okay, Multitouch is really nice and i love it on my Macbook but... i must click to click. How can I set up that is an "touch" to click?

Its makes me insane.

click, click, click.. Can I configure it?

Update: I checked the proc/devices and got:

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0005 Version=0000
N: Name="ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input11
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event11 
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0
B: REL=103

Its really bad - and anyone have an Idea that Ubuntu thinks that is an Touchpad??

6 Answers 6


it looks like ubuntu is still fixing this https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/978807

  • Hope that he fix it fast Commented May 11, 2012 at 17:15

Add this PPA to your system:


The changes will hopefully eventually make it into the Ubuntu archive's kernel, but for now that will enable things.



this is an additional tool for tweaking your touchpad

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – Aditya
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 9:45

I had the same problem on my XPS. A good solution is :

> sudo -i
> touch /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_i2c_hid.conf
> gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_i2c_hid.conf
> write : blacklist i2c_hid
> restart

Finally, you could have the multitouch : 'System Settings' -> 'Mouse and Touchpad'


Open up 'System Settings' -> 'Mouse and Touchpad' -> click the 'Touchpad' tab and check 'Enable mouse clicks with touchpad'

Alternatively, if you would like even more control over your touchpad, open up the 'Ubuntu Software Center' and search for and install 'Synaptiks'

  • I saw only an "Mouse" Tab. No "Touchpad" Commented May 9, 2012 at 20:59
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    Appears to be a bug, the touchpad is closed source and linux drivers have not been created yet, it appears Dell recognizes this and is working to fix it - bartongeorge.net/2012/05/07/…
    – LinuxPS2
    Commented May 9, 2012 at 23:03
  • Seems that I should wait for the driver... Commented May 10, 2012 at 8:24

This problem was often rported and dell developped some debian packages. For me it solved the problem.

==> http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/mediagallery/20441258



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