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Questions tagged [synaptics]

Synaptics Touchpad is a utility for configuring multitouch on laptop touchpads. Not to be confused with the Synaptic Package Manager, for which the "synaptic" tag should be used instead.

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Having issues with touchpad after upgrading to 18.04

I just decided to try upgrading my laptop to Ubuntu 18.04. I am having lots of issues with my touchpad. At first I could not right click which I fixed with the gnome-tweaks tool. However, about a ...
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Pointer Randomly Jumps Ahead in Ubuntu 18.04 (Razer Blade 2017)

So I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04, and my mouse pointer has been acting weird. When I use an external mouse, the pointer works relatively smoothly, but when I use my synaptic ...
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Touchpad moves scroll point when switching application and scrolling there

Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 720. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. GNOME Shell 3.28.3 Touchpad skips scroll lines when: Scrolling in First Application (i.e.: in a text box, browser window, etc.) Switching to Second ...
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Fingerprint reader in ubuntu 18.04

I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad e580 with Ubuntu 18.04 I tried fingerprint-gui but it says "no devices found!". lsusb command results this: Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root ...
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Synaptics touchpad shows in xinput and devices, but doesn't work. 18.04

I've installed 18.04 on an Alienware laptop. The Synaptics touchpad shows in /proc/bus/input/devices as well as xinput list (SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad). I've installed xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and Medion Akoya 2221t touchscreen and touchpad problems

I've installed Kernel 4.19 (more recent than the one which comes with the ISO). xinput detects touchpad apparently OK (Hantick USB touchpad). However: touchpad buttons won't work (in Medion Akoya ...
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Palm detection doesn't work in Ubuntu 18.04 (X1E)

I am running Kubuntu 18.04 with latest synaptics driver on my ThinkPad X1 Extreme and my palm detection doesn't work. I suspect it's because the synaptics driver is not getting value ABS_TOOL_WIDTH ...
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HP Pavilion x2 10-n002nl : Touchscreen detected but not working

I'm using an HP detachable laptop, everything works fine, except touchscreen and audio; this PC has a synaptic digitizer which is detected but is not working, nor Ubuntu's driver tool seems to find ...
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Synaptics touchpad misses taps even after reconfiguration

I've installed ubuntu 18.04 on a new laptop and I'm struggling to get the touchpad working properly. I've edited the synaptics "fingerlow" and "fingerhigh" to many configurations and checked the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 text selected with touch-pad immediately become deselected

When selecting more than 1 line of text (anywhere: terminal, chrome, gedit etc.) it becomes deselected immediately when finger removed from touch-pad. If I hold finger on touch-pad approx. 1 second ...
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libinput - jumpy cursor issue

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 and with libinput, the cursor jumps if I move it too fast. The problem is solved by installing the synaptic driver, which is forced over the libinput driver. $ sudo apt ...
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Different setting per-trackpad?

I have a laptop trackpad, and an Apple Touchpad in Kubuntu 18.10. Scrolling with the Apple Trackpad is sloooow. I have installed synaptics so that I could configure the touchpad through the gui (...
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Synaptics touchpad detected but unresponsive - Ubuntu 18.04.1, Lenovo Yoga 11e

Caveat: I'm far from an advanced user. I like Ubuntu for web development and casual use, and generally try to figure things out as the need arises. After running a routine update (apt update, apt ...
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Touchpad sensitivity in Ubuntu 18.10

Posting this question as none of the other solutions I found worked for my HP Envy x360. Touchpad is working but the sensitivity is way too high. I find myself doing micro movements with my finger ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 -> 18.04.1 Upgrade Synaptics Touchpad Not Working

This is my first post here and I have spent many hours trying to read through the posts to diagnose this problem. I used Linux off and on since the late 90s and only recently came back to it. I was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 switch back to synaptics as input driver

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on different thinkpads and the trackpoint is very jumpy and inprecise to use. I installed the newest Libinput packages: libinput10_1.12.1-1, libinput-bin_1.12.1-1 and xserver-...
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libinput ignores .conf settings (18.10 - Synaptics Touchpad)

I recently made the switch from Windows to Kubuntu 18.10 and struggle with setting up my HP Spectre X360 Synaptics Touchpad. I changed the settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf ...
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Don't understand error message [duplicate]

malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.listn(type) E:The list of sources could not be read. Now I can't issue any sudo commands. This message is greek to me. I can'...
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Touchpad starts scrolling with 1 finger on 18.04

On HP Elitebook 840 G5 and synaptics touchpad drivers, touchpad works for some time after boot (including 2 finger scrolling). After some scrolling, scrolling starts working with 1 finger only and ...
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Cannot open and update /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

I am new to Linux and have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04. I need to edit the 50-synaptics.conf file in Ubuntu 18.04, but GKSU is deprecated, and when I run gedit admin:///usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/...
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How do I Permanently Disable one of two Trackpad Drivers that run simultaneously

A link to this Dell article describes issues with Ubuntu Bionic Beaver and certain Dell Precision / XPS trackpads. I have a Dell Inspiron that is experiencing the same issue. The issue is that Ubuntu ...
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Thinkpad touchpad mouse cursor laggy/choppy | Ubuntu 18.04

I am new to ubuntu so please keep that in mind. I installed ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Thinkpad L540. Most often my mouse cursor, if I use my touchpad, is laggy/choppy in a visual way. This does not ...
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Touchpad SYNA3602 not working in Xubuntu 18.04

I have installed Xubuntu 18.04 LTS on my newly purchased low config laptop along side Windows 10 (duel boot).Everything of Installation was working fine but the Touchpad SYNA3602 (0911:5288) is not ...
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Disable two finger right click

I have a Dell XPS 9370 and would like to disabled two-finger right clicking, because at the moment two-finger clicking and clicking the specified area on the touchpad work. The only solution I found ...
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Ubuntu 18 tapping problem

Just migrated from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 18 on Dell laptop. Everything seems to be ok, but touchpad - cursor was jumping. When I installed synaptics touchpad driver it started to work well, but now "...
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MSI Laptop - Synaptics Touchpad is detected but not working

I recently purchased MSI G63 Laptop for Gaming then I installed ubuntu for development. But the touchpad is not working. But when I run the less /proc/bus/input/devices it is being showed in the ...
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18.04 Touchpad only working in center area Lenovo P50

Strange problem with my touchpad, using a fresh install of 18.04.1 on a Lenovo thinkpad P50. I cannot use the left and right 1cm of the touchpad for starting a mouse movement. When I start the ...
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Ubuntu disables touchpad after sleep, and the laptop's “disable touchpad” button doesn't work afterwards

I have a MSI GT70 laptop with a Win10/Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot. It has a button above the touchpad to physically disable it. Usually the OS detects this and informs me that the touchpad is disabled. ...
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touchpad turning circles into squares

I've got a Lenovo T450s that I'm running LUbuntu 18.04 on. I've got the Synaptics driver and am using Touchpad-Indicator for touchpad control. I have noticed that the touchpad seems very jerky at ...
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Dell XPS Touchpad not detected after upgrade to 18.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Dell XPS laptop. From the get-go, the touchpad was finnicky, often stalling, and really unusable. I found that this answer helped to resolve the basic problem, ...
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Making an xorg.conf file results in a login loop for non-Wayland logins

Ubuntu 18.04. Unlike in 16.04, which I upgraded from earlier this week, in order to get my Synaptics touchpad to work as I want it to, I've needed to make an xorg.conf file. However, after rebooting, ...
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dell Synaptics s3203 ver5 touchpad not working on ubuntu 18.04

when Right clicking on a file/folder or background screen through my dell touch pad's button, the option panel is not opening I have tried this command "sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-...
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Touchpad not working after update to 18.04

I installed 18.04, previously the laptop ran 16.04 and the touchpad worked fine. xinput gives me: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Lubuntu changing current input or current browser tab while typing on keyboard/touchpad

I've been using Lubuntu (18.04 LTS) as my first distribution for the past few day's, and it's been amazing so far, but a little problem has appeared which is costing me a lot of efficiency. When I'm ...
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SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

My touch pad only works before I sign into my Ubuntu account. After signing in I lose control of my touch pad and the mouse pointer stops moving as I try to move it. It all happened suddenly, it was ...
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Ubuntu 18 - Touchpad Buttons not working

I have installed Ubuntu 18 on my new Notebook Everything works fine, except the right and left click Button of the touchpad. When I tap with one finger (left click) oder with two fingers (right click)...
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Synaptic Touchpad Not Working After 18.04LTS Clean Install

I have a dual Win10 boot and (K)ubuntu 18.04 on a Fujitsu Ultrabook UH572 i5/8GBram and (K)ubuntu is running on a 32GBSSD. After a clean install of (K)ubuntu 18.04 I noticed that the touchpad wasn't ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Ezbook 3 Pro - Touchpad not working

I'm having a quite common issue on Ubuntu 16.04. On my Ezbook 3 pro I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot with Windows 10 and after a week of good sweet use my touchpad stopped working completely. My ...
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Migrate from synaptic to libinput

I have this old code that I copied from which works for synaptics touchpad driver for multi-finger touchpad input synclient TapButton2=0 synclient ClickFinger2=0 synclient TapButton3=0 synclient ...
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Dell XPS 13 (9370) Ubuntu 18.04 reproducible touchpad cursor jumps (inc. demo video)

My Dell XPS 13 (9370) came pre-installed with Ubuntu 16.04. Recently I have been experimenting with Ubuntu 18.04, installed to an external hard-drive. Whilst using 18.04 I have noticed a fairly ...
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After installing eclipse in Ubuntu 18.04 using synaptics, application is unable to launch, showing error [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I used synaptics to install eclipse. There I selected default eclipse and default dependencies as marked by synaptics, applied them and then closed synaptics. Now when I ...
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Touchpad recognized, but cursor not moving

I updated to 18.04 LTS. (I am not quite sure whether this is the reason for the problem, but since this and this posts are describing the same problem...) My problem (symptoms) usb-mouse is ...
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Touchpad not working: pin cannot be used as irq on ubuntu 18.04

I have an Avell W1513 notebook and the touchpad doesn't work. It doesn't show on xinput list: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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synaptics touchpad not working properly in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I am new to Linux the first thing which is bothering me is I can't use scroll down on my touch pad I have to drag the scroll bar manually. If anyone can help me its a synaptics touchpad
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18.04 - cursor drifts after I stop moving my finger on a Thinkpad X1C

Just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new laptop (Thinkpad X1C Gen 5), most stuff is working great, but the touchpad is a little frustrating. When I move the cursor, then stop moving my finger, the cursor ...
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Single tap working as right click and double tap as single in Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity installed. Mouse was working fine until I updated using apt-get upgrade, after which, single tap opens right click menu. And tapping with two fingers selects the ...
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Touchpad can't be configured properly

I'm using HP 15-ba077cl laptop in 18.04, and can't configure the touchpad. Symptoms: Can't tap with the touchpad (physical button and two-finger scrolling works, though). On gnome-control-center, it ...
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Cannot change touchpad sensitivity - “property 'Synaptics Finger' doesn't exist, you need to specify its type and format”

I have tried this solution in my Ubuntu 18.04 (HP laptop) but the terminal says: property 'Synaptics Finger' doesn't exist, you need to specify its type and format I cannot find relevant option in ...
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No touchpad-tab showing up in the mouse settings

I've bought a touchpad for my desktop, because I prefer using it instead of a mouse for some tasks. Unfortunately, the touchpad doesn't work like the one built into my laptop (there is no edge ...
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After upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 - Tap to click is not reliable anymore

I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 and realized tap to click is not reliable anymore. Approximately 40% of taps simply does nothing. Did you notice similar issues? Is it possible to fix this? (I ...