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I have found a lot of posts in the Internet working with Apple Magic Trackpad on Ubuntu. I bought Apple Magic Trackpad 2, and seems like it is not recognized as a touchpad. I can do left click and cursor movements, but nothing else (not scrolling, no two finger click, ...). Any ideas that I can make it work?

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  • Please edit your post to include the output of the command xinput
    – Elder Geek
    Nov 22 '16 at 23:53
  • I don't know if there is a way to emulate a Synaptic Touchpad input with an Apple Magic Trackpad, but if you are just looking to make use of the features of the trackpad, you may want to look here
    – fakedad
    Nov 23 '16 at 0:32
  • As I understood, Magic Trackpad 1 is working relatively fine on Ubuntu, at least, basic features as two-/three-finger clicks and scrolling are working. And the story with Magic Trackpad 2 is very different it is not recognized as a touchpad at all.
    – user14416
    Nov 23 '16 at 19:00
  • Relevant Kernel Bug: bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=112481 - github.com/tiziano88/magic-trackpad-2-linux seems to be tracking progress on attempting to get this device to work, in the issues of that repo is a link to (maybe) working kernel patches
    – robbi5
    Dec 21 '16 at 10:36
  • Still wondering if this is possible with 16.04
    – chrismarx
    Jan 2 '18 at 19:34
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There is a driver available for the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 on Github. Highlights from the README.md file:

  • robbi5 created a dkms package with the driver that is known to work with kernel 4.4.0-57-generic on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Used this driver in combination with the mtrack-driver, to make use of the multitouch feature (e.g. 2-finger-tap for right-click, etc)
  • Right now the driver only works over USB. OP has submitted an official patch to linux-input.

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