I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and for some reason I can't scroll with 2 fingers.

I don't have an option to add it in settings:

Settings dialog

I tried installing Synaptic Package Manager and using that to enable it but that didn't work.

The last method I tried was installing focaltech-dkms. I rebooted, but again, nothing changed.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/focaltech-dkms
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install focaltech-dkms
sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse

Here is my Xinput:

⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PS/2 FocalTech FocalTech Touchpad in mouse emulation mode id=13   [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)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ USB2.0 VGA UVC WebCam                     id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Asus WMI hotkeys                          id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]

How can I get it to work?

Output for uname -a:

Linux vlad-X550JX 3.19.0-22-generic #22~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 17 10:03:13 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Output for dkms status:

bcmwl,, 3.16.0-43-generic, x86_64: installed
bcmwl,, 3.19.0-22-generic, x86_64: installed
focaltech, 1.5~trusty1: added
psmouse, elantech-x551c, 3.19.0-22-generic, x86_64: installed
  • Please edit your question and add output of uname -a terminal command. – Pilot6 Jul 13 '15 at 20:10
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    And also add dkms status command. The touchpad WILL work with this driver ;-) – Pilot6 Jul 13 '15 at 20:11
  • What laptop model (and touchpad version) are you using? You could possibly contribute to the bug report here as well if you don't find any solutions – Wilf Jul 13 '15 at 20:17
  • @Wilf The bug has been reported and already fixed for 15.10. It won't be fixed for current 14.04, but my ppa (hanipouspilot) can be used as a workaround. But as soon as there is linux-generic-lts-wily it will be fixed in 14.04 too. – Pilot6 Jul 13 '15 at 20:19
  • @Pilot6 ok... will trusty be eventually fixed anyway as it is LTS? – Wilf Jul 13 '15 at 20:20

The answer is very simple. You installed a wrong Elantech driver first.

This can be fixed by running

sudo dkms remove psmouse/elantech-x551c --all
sudo apt-get install --reinstall focaltech-dkms
sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse
  • Thx man :D. It works :) – Dumitru Vlad Jul 13 '15 at 20:27
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    @DumitruVlad Did you install Elantech from a deb file, or ppa, or what? It makes sense to remove it too. – Pilot6 Jul 13 '15 at 20:28
  • I love you both guys, for the question and the answer that fixed everything =D (But for some reason dkms did not output psmouse or elantech-x551c on the last line) – deb0ch Sep 24 '15 at 22:59
  • @deb0ch That is because you did not install the wrong Elantech driver. – Pilot6 Sep 25 '15 at 9:14

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