After updating to 12.04, I cannot use the mouse buttons. I have a work around to be able to drag with the touchpad alone, also to use the touchpad for right click. I would however like to use the actual buttons to drag and drop and actually right click. I have an Acer Aspire S3 series laptop. Does anyone know why this may be happening and how I can fix it?
This is the fix for right click on a touchpad with no buttons i.e. a clickpad!!
create a folder:
the create a file called 51.synaptics.conf
open gedit in root and save the file in the above folder with the following text in the file:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "Default clickpad buttons" MatchDriver "synaptics" Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0" EndSection
log out and then log back in again and you will have right click
if you do not have a clickpad and have actual buttons see what your touchpad is capable off:
xinput -list (to find the name of your touchpad)
xinput list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" | grep Capabilities
you should see some output like this:
Synaptics Capabillities (295): 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1
the numbers mean the following:
(1) device has a physical left button (0) device does not have a physical middle button (0) device does not have a physical right button (1) device does support two-finger detection (1) device does support three-finger detection (1) device can configure vertical resolution (1) device can configure horizontal resolution
if I was you I would take a look at the my comment and follow the link, this should help solve your problem.
If your touchpad is not recognised as a clickpad [linux term for a touchpad with soft button areas] you can use the following
Section "InputClass" Identifier "Default clickpad buttons" MatchDriver "synaptics" Option "ClickPad" "true" Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "0" Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0" EndSection