About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the touchpad never worked and as a result I never used ubuntu I just upgraded to 14.04 thinking it might work and the touchpad still doesn't work.

I have tried disabling the acer wim files, editing the xorg.conf, using all the F Keys at the login screen and installing drivers with dkms that I found here

When I run cat proc/bus/input/devices I find this

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000e Version=0000 N: Name="ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" P: Phys=isa0060/serio2/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input10 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse1 event6
B: PROP=5 B: EV=b B: KEY=e420 0 10000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B: ABS=6618000 11000003


Hello Linuxers I see many problems with the Elantech Touchpad sites in the world. A clear solution was included in the kernel ubuntu 3.18. I installed ubuntu 14.10 (formerly the beta and now the clean final version) with an ultrabook ETPS / 2 Elantech Touchpad hardware that works in W8 but precariously as PS2 mouse in ubuntu. I downloaded the new kernel ubuntu 3.18, installed and after reboot everything is working. But, open System Settings> Mouse & Touchpad> Touchpad and see the visible section to enable a> Natural Scrolling

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    A guide on how to install Kernel 3.18 would be nice. – MadMike Oct 27 '14 at 6:36

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