Clean install of Kubuntu 15.10 on ASUS UX305CA laptop (uses the Elantech touchpad) and the touchpad will not work at all. It does not recognize single tap, double tap, two finger scroll, or any clicking actions. Basically, the touchpad doesn't even exist.
This is a dual-boot and the touchpad works fine on the Windows 10 side.
I installed updates and checked versions: kernel is 4.2, plasma is 5.4.2, and QT is 5.5.2
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
and it tells me that my synaptics version is already the latest installed. So then, I do a
sudo apt-get update followed by a reboot and same thing.
sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps
Again, no beans. I even purged the synaptics driver package and re-installed followed by apt-get update and a reboot and still nothing.
Pilot6 has made a fix for the focaltech models but that doesn't carry over and is obsolete after kernel version 3.19 anyway.
Finally, I keyboarded my over to
system settings->input devices->touchpad and there is a red box with a message that says "Synaptics backend not found"
What I haven't tried is:
because that is a little too technical for me to understand anyway. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance.