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My touchpad is not working as it should. Well, it works but cant use 2-finger scroll.

I get this:

axept@aXept-Lifebook:~$ xinput --list
Virtual core pointer                        id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
Virtual core XTEST pointer                  id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
PS/2 Generic Mouse                          id=14    [slave  pointer  (2)]

How to enable 2-fingerscroll and a proper driver?

  • No one that know how I can get my Alps touchpad to work properly in 12.10? – aXept Apr 30 '13 at 19:09
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Figured it out by myself. Installing Dell Alps Driver seems to work. Also needed to install gpointing-device-settings to be able set correct speed on the sensitive since the one in system-settings didn't do anything.

Everything work now, and xinput give me this:

axept@aXept-Lifebook:~$ xinput | grep point
⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PS/2 Mouse                                id=14   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint                  id=15   [slave  pointer  (2)]
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Worked on Fujitsu AH552

Steps

Find the device name

xinput list

in my case it is AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint

then find the current values for the device

xinput list-props "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint" | grep -i finger

In my case it was 12, 15, 0

next we have to change the values as per below

12, 12, 0

for that we can use below command

xinput set-prop "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint" "Synaptics Finger" 12, 12, 0

Now the touch pad will be normal and also side scrolling should be working.

Finally we have to save the changes permanently, other wise this will not work after rebooting.

Create a bash file

sudo nano /usr/bin/fujitsu-lifebook-ah552-alps-touc-pad-settings.sh

the first line of the text should be this

#!/bin/sh

and after two line paste the command we previously used for changing the values.

xinput set-prop "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint" "Synaptics Finger" 12, 12, 0

save the file using shortcut ctrl+o, then exit ctrl+x

make the file executable

sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/fujitsu-lifebook-ah552-alps-touc-pad-settings.sh

That's all! Do not forget to reboot the machine!

Disable two finger scrolling on mouse setting to enable side scrolling.

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