The options that are missing are tap to click, natural scrolling, etc. enter image description here

Is it possible to figure out what is wrong?


synclient TapButton1=1 TapButton2=3 TapButton3=2


Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

Edit: Added xinput output

~ xinput
⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ELAN0501:00 04F3:300B Touchpad            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)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HD WebCam                                 id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys                          id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
  • 1
    Please edit your question and add output of xinput terminal command. 16.10 does not use synaptics by default.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:15
  • Does multitouch like scrolling work?
    – Pilot6
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:18
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    @Pilot6 yes. But only scrolling. Multi touch to right-click, etc. does not. Also, scrolling is the default and not natural scrolling.
    – Sandeep C
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:20

Ubuntu 16.10 uses libinput instead of xorg-synaptics by default.

Ubuntu GUI does not support libinput options yet. Nor does libinput support synclient commands.

You can either configure libinput using the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-libinput.conf, or uninstall libinput by

sudo apt remove xserver-xorg-input-libinput

In this case xorg-synapics will be used, and you will have the GUI options back.

Make sure xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is installed. It contains xorg-synaptics software. It should be installed by default though.

For libinput configuration options see http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/yakkety/man4/libinput.4.html

  • does it require a reboot to start appearing?
    – Sandeep C
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:24
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    I think restarting the X will be sufficient, but you can reboot.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:25
  • I did not tell to install anything. Yes, it is xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. It should be already installed.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:28
  • There is nothing to change. xorg-synaptics is not a package name, but the name of the software.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:31
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    @Pilot6 This has solved the issue. Thanks!
    – Sandeep C
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:36

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