I've recently bought Dell inspiron and immediately installed ubuntu on it and pretty quick ran into a problem with the touchpad. Slightest touch moves the pointer away and I start typing somewhere I don't even expect. You can imagine how annoying and frustrating that can be. After some googling I found some settings I can play with, namely xinput and synclient. But thing is those settings seem to not to give any effect. I made a startup script
#!/bin/bash xinput --set-prop 12 "Synaptics Palm Detection" 1 xinput --set-prop 12 "Synaptics Palm Dimensions" 5 80 xinput --set-prop 12 "Synaptics Locked Drags" 1 xinput --set-prop 12 "Synaptics Locked Drags Timeout" 500 syndaemon -i 1 -K -d
but it doesn't do much. Weird thing, I noticed that "Locked Drags" and "Locked Drags Timeout" options work just fine. But "Palm Detection" and syndaemon one don't work. Hell with the Palm Detection, but syndaemon -i 1 -K -d could solve everything if worked. I also noticed that when I list out input devices via xinput --list I get two touchpads. Maybe something's related to that?
$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ELAN Touchscreen id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=16 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ DELL0741:00 06CB:7E7E Touchpad id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
Anyways, I'd really appreciate if anyone could point me in right direction.
PS: please let me know if some more info is required on my end.