I am using Toshiba Portege R30-A X3300 with Kubuntu 14.10. everything is working fine except scrolling and multitouch features. In the Start-menu > Settings > System Setting > input devices > Touchpad. I see message "Synaptics driver is not installed (or is not used)"

output of xinput list is:
root@alok-PORTEGE-R30-A:/home/alok# xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Toshiba input device id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]

output of synclient -l is:
root@alok-PORTEGE-R30-A:/home/alok# synclient -l
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

xserver log and dmesg dont have trace of synaptics. kindly tell me how to solve this problem?

I found some solution from google but none are working for me Synaptics drivers are not loading on Kubuntu 13.10 on Dell Vostro 2420 and https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?66624-Touchpad-options-not-available-in-system-settings


1 Answer 1


I upgraded my Kubuntu to 15.04 with
kernel 3.19
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.8

This solved the touchpad problem and I had no further trouble in higher versions (after 14.10). The touchpad worked well in 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04.

  • yes its working fine for lter versions. Thanks :) I have updated answer.
    – Alok
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 12:40

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