The scroll function of this touchpad does not work with Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 nor 12.10 (3.5.0-9-generic). xinput shows a PS/2 Generic Mouse.

The pointer function works well, though I cannot disable while typing.

Any hint on how to enable multi-gesture or just the side scroll on this machine?

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If you created factory image, you can mount it and find there debs folder. There will be all drivers for your laptop, if you didn't, here x64 package from my factory image for alps touchpad vostro 3460. In terminal run:

sudo dpkg -i glidepoint_3.6-10_amd64.deb
sudo reboot

Multi-gesture are working and you can turn touchpad off by pressing fn+F3. Tested on ubuntu 12.04 x64 with 3.2.x and 3.3.x kernels

  • Have just had a chance to test it with a 3.2.0-30-generic x86_64 system. It works perfectly. Thank you very much. Sep 15, 2012 at 19:03
  • I have had problems with a jitterish touch pad on my Dell Latitude E6520 since Ubuntu 12.10. This finally put an end to it. Thank you! Oct 3, 2013 at 4:35

Try installing the Synaptiks package (with a "k") and launch it. I had the same issue on my Lenovo Thinkpad. The options were available but for some reason not shown or editable in the normal mouse tools. The Synaptiks package from the Kubuntu desktop seems to be more versatile.

  • Thanks for replying, but did not work. When I open synaptiks, it tells me that no touchpad was detected. Aug 11, 2012 at 6:01

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