After upgrading my system from 14.04 to 14.10 I have a problem with my touchpad: cursor moves.. hm.. from time to time. I mean when I try to move it in 90% cases it doesn't happen. But, if I click the touchpad and move it simultaneously - it moves. Where should I look to solve this issue? Laptop: Lenovo E440

  • I'm having the same trouble with my Lenovo Thinkpad E540. – Tommy Trussell Feb 13 '15 at 19:48
  • UPDATE: The usual "trackpad doesn't work" fixes and workarounds are not effective. (tinkering with the psmouse module, playing with the options in the gpointing-device-settings application, turning on and off syndaemon with various options.) There may be a synclient setting or two that helps but I haven't found it yet. – Tommy Trussell Feb 13 '15 at 19:55
  • By the way, several Ubuntu updates ago the issue disappeared. Not sure which of the packages is responsible for it. – OhmSpectator Feb 16 '15 at 8:13

Found a fix here: Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working

In short:

sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps

I have the same problem. And I found a solution.

synclient FingerLow=0

  • Could you please clarify your answer? Where does one need to enter your text to get the desired result? Maybe also add why this will help in this situation. Please click edit below your answer to add the information. – MadMike Jan 27 '15 at 15:49
  • @fox0001 I'll mention that synclient is the command-line utility for querying and setting Synaptics driver options. The GNOME graphical equivalent is gpointing-device-settings (which is usually not installed by default in Ubuntu). The man page for synclient describes how to query the device to determine which options are available to set. – Tommy Trussell Feb 13 '15 at 20:04
  • 4 years later... Ubuntu 18.10... this just sorted me out - Many thanks! – Mark Mar 8 at 12:40

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