Questions tagged [touchpad]

Questions related to the configuration and activation of touchpad/trackpads.

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Logging Touchpad Touches and Gestures

I am using a Thinkpad X1 8th Gen with Ubuntu 20.04 and Plasma. When I type quickly I often find the cursor leaping back into the paragraph which I assume is me accidentally touching the touchpad and ...
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20.04, HP Pavilion gaming 15 laptop, touchpad not working

In my new laptop HP Pavilion gaming 15 in ubuntu 20.04 touchpad not worked :( I install last kernel, but it not resolving this issue $ uname -a Linux tln-hp 5.6.14-050614-generic #202005200733 SMP ...
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How to set up multi finger gesture control in 20.04

How can you setup Multi-finger (3 and 4 finger specially) gesture controls in Ubuntu 20.04? I am new and this is my 1st question.
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HP pavillion 14 will be suitable for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I will get this laptop next month , and i need to know if i install Ubuntu as my main system it will work fine as network wifi and touchpad , i had hp before and didnt had any problems with Ubuntu , i ...
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ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad not detecting physical buttons

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed in an Acer A315-51-54AP with ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad and with the synaptics driver. As the title says, the physical click buttons are not working while tapping does (...
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Touchpad only works when booting from USB

I've recently installed ubuntu 20.04lts on my Lenovo P52. When I booted from usb the touchpad worked fine but now that its installed it doesn't. The trackpad works in windows 10 (laptop is dual booted)...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Touchpad detected but not working

I have just updated my machine from Ubuntu 19 to 20.04 LTS and my touchpad is not working. It was not working on Ubuntu 19 either but it was also undetected. However, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is detecting it. ...
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Mouse pointer keeps shaking when I touch the touchpad on my computer without moving my finger

I have been searching on the internet, but I cant find an answer to my problem. The mouse pointer is very shaky and it can get quite annoying sometimes. Does anyone know what to do? (I am a noob in ...
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Disable Touchpad while writing is not working in Ubuntu GNOME 20.04

I recently upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04. I noticed that the Disable Touchpad While Writing setting doesn't work in GNOME desktop environment. It is "on" in Tweaks, but no change. My keyboard is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Touchpad Edge Scrolling setting won't stay on. Turns off on its own right after I enable it

Super Ubuntu noob here. So please be gentle. I just downloaded ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my old Dell Inspiron laptop. Touchpad Edge scrolling turns off shortly after I turn it on. Everytime I restart/shut ...
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touch pad randomly stops working acer chrome book 14

I'm running kubuntu 19.10 when I play a game like doom that requires me to use the touchpad a lot it randomly stops working if I run xinput list it's still their as Elan Touchpad seems to be a driver ...
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Touchpad edge scrolling not persisting between restarts

I have Ubuntu 20.04 running on and old Dell Inspiron Laptop. Working well except for one frustration. The laptop has an old touchpad that only supports edge scrolling. Turning on edge scrolling works ...
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Macbook (k)Ubuntu 20.04 (customized live usb) keyboard & touchpad not working

for some years now i'm creating a custom image/distribution based on kubuntu for schools and since late 2019 theres one thing that won't work anymore, no matter what i try... touchpad and keyboard on ...
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MATE 16.04 touchpad xinput (Just want a basic mouse pad) can't disable tapping, scrolling, swiping

I have been attempting this for weeks to turn off every non-basic gesture (I just wan't the touch pad to control the cursor position) No tapping - there are left and right mouse buttons for that no ...
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Touchpad sensitivity on Dell XPS using Ubuntu 20.04

It seems to be a common problem that the touchpad is far too sensitive causing random jumps and clicks, but none of the suggestions I've found seem to work for me on: Dell XPS 15 Model 9560 Ubuntu 20....
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Help need with blacklisted touchpad Ubuntu 19.10

My touchpad stopped working. That happend once before, for some reason it was blacklisted. That happened again. I have deleted the line blacklist i2c_hid from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf , ran ...
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How to switch from libinput to synaptics in Ubuntu 20.04LTS?

Is it still possible to use synaptics for touchpad driver with Ubuntu 20.04LTS? I have installed server-xorg-input-synaptics, renamed files so that synaptics has priority over libinput /usr/share/...
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MacBook Air issues on ubuntu 20.04 (overheat, battery, trackpad, sound and screen color)

EDITED: below is the output for lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 6000 (rev 09) Subsystem: Apple Inc. HD Graphics 6000 Kernel ...
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How to force Ubuntu to always detect my touchpad as AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint?

On Ubuntu 20.04, the touchpad on my Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 sometimes is detected as AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint, sometimes as PS/2 Generic Mouse, and sometimes it is not detected at all. When detected as ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 jumping touchpad

Does anybody know why is my touchpad pointer often jumping to the lower edge of the screen...lol now it just jumped to the right side, so its not only bottom. Mayebe it is some useful guesture, but ...
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Touchpad not recognized

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed on my Lenovo ThinkBook 15-IIL and touchpad is not working, I have to use external mouse. In Windows it is working fine. Here is xinput: Virtual core pointer ...
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Xcef4 configuration issue in Ubuntu16.04

There has been repeated bugs in my machine, for last two days. https://mobile.twitter.com/Revathi_Kannan/status/1258685564670185473 This was the first ever issue which I posted to Ubuntu twitter for ...
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Touchpad not working properly on Lenovo Carbon x1

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 on a Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop. Everything works well except the touchpad. Essentially it works, but when the machine goes into sleep after being idle for a while (like 30 ...
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Drag Lock not working on fresh 20.04 install

This is a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 from 2016 which came preinstalled with Ubuntu at the time. I had later been running 16.04 for the past 4 years without a problem. Yesterday, I did a fresh install (...
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Keyboard and tracking not working on Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Toshiba Satellite L50-A-18T laptop and everything went smoothly except when I noticed that neither the keyboard nor the track pad worked, only external ...
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Cannot select text accurately by sliding with trackpad

I have Ubuntu 20.04 on a Macbook pro early 2011 (with trackpad). In Terminal, Firefox, Emacs... , extending text selection by sliding the pointer does not work. The pointer gets stuck at some ...
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How to enable tap-to-click (touchpad) on Awesome Window Manager between logins?

I am a Linux NOOB. Recently made the switch from Windows 10 and I am enjoying my Linux journey so far. I just installed Awesome Window Manger recently. When I login to Awesome-WM for the first time, ...
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Is there a way to use multi-finger gesture controls using a multi-touch touchpad?

Is there a way to use multi-finger gesture controls using a multi-touch touchpad in Ubuntu 20.04? Windows has this feature built-in which is extremely convenient for laptop users. I have tried this ...
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Are there settings in Ubuntu 20.04 similar to multiple figure gesture controls in Windows?

Are there settings in Ubuntu 20.04 similar to multiple figure gesture controls in Windows? If there are how do I activate and configure them? At least, is there an extension that can do this? See ...
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Installed libinput-gestures to have mac-like gestures but it is not working for some reason

new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general. I installed libinput-gestures, following these instructios. Everything went smoothly (I am assuming, as I got no errors) and the GUI worked without any problems....
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wifi doesn't work with nvidia drivers but OS takes forever to load on Nouveau

I have an Asus Q536fd that I've been using with Ubuntu for awhile. I've been on multiple versions and all have the following issue. I'm currently using ubuntu 20.04 but have used 18.10, 19.04, 19.10....
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Controlling music with touchpad

i just started using linux coming from a windows system. I tried installing extensions to control my media like spotify with my touchpad. I am used to using 3 fingers to skip songs left and right, 3 ...
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touchpad stops moving after some period of properly working

As it was said, the touchpad stops working properly after some period of working: the pointer doesn't move, but the buttons still work. The restarting with sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 with MATE – Keyboard and touchpad not responding after suspend

After retrieving computer from suspend, the keyboard and the touchpad don't work. The USB mouse works flawlessly, however. This probably happens randomly, but in last months it has been happening ...
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Touchpad stopped working 20.04

I updated ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. All worked fine for weeks until today. Touchpad on lenovo y580 stopped working just like that. I didn't install any new updates yesterday. Xinput log: Virtual core ...
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How to disable pinch, zoom and swipe on touchpad of wireless usb keyboard?

I am using an Intel NUC with Ubuntu 20.04. It is mainly used as an HTPC and to browse the web. I want to use a wireless keyboard with built in touchpad. I have tried two, each has similar problems. ...
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psmouse serio 1 error

I am having these "psmouse" errors dmesg | grep -i psmouse [ 13.463294] psmouse serio1: Failed to deactivate mouse on isa0060/serio1: -5 [ 13.943488] psmouse serio1: Failed to enable mouse on ...
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Does Ubuntu support the ASUS trackpad of a ZenBook-14-UX?

I am thinking about buying the ASUS ZenBook 14. It features a fancy kind of trackpad, which has extra virtual buttons integrated into it. I am thinking about installing the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on it. ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: On screen keyboard pops up whenever clicked on text input box. It should only pop up when touched

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from Ubuntu 19.10. I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad L380. In 20.04, the on-screen keyboard was disabled and I enabled it by following this guide - Use an on-screen ...
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touchpad stops working after use of FN-keys (asus F550D)

I'm trying out Ubuntu studio (live version) on an Asus F550D. Most of the things work fine but when I use the hotkeys to change the volume or the brightness, my touchpad stops working. The fn+F9 ...
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Touchpad stops working after a while

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and my touchpad works fine, but it stops working after a random period of time (sometimes hours, sometimes it doesn't). With "stops working" I mean that I cannot move the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 trackpad pointer jumping

My trackpad pointer jumps on the screen sometimes when I click sometimes. I have a lenovo x1 extreme gen2.
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Dell XPS 15 integrated keyboard and trackpad not responsive after boot

I'm having this issue with a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1. It started happening after I paired a Bluetooth keyboard (Logitech MX Keys) and mouse (Logitech MX 3). I can boot and input my encrypted drive password ...
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Two finger scrolling lags on ubuntu 20.04

Made a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 yesterday, I'm dual booting alongside windows 10. It lags when you scroll with two fingers on the touchpad. I don't have such issues on windows as scrolling is ...
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upgrading the kerner from 5.0.0-37 to 5.3.0-26 on ubuntu 18.04 caused many drivers to not work

after updating to the new kernel almost everything is broken including: nvidia drivers touchpad driver wifi driver usb ethernet adapter(that I usually use when the wifi drivers are broken) I cant ...
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18.04: Mouse and keyboard acting erratic after package installs

Last week I installed the following packages into Ubuntu 18.04 as I wanted to set up my world clock. But today I find that my keyboard and mouse are acting totally erratic. Windows switch in the ...
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my touchpad isn't working please help me!

My touchpad doesn't work. It used to work when I used Elementary OS before. I have now installed Xubuntu 20.04. But my touchpad didn't work. But my USB mouse is working. What can I do?
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Touchpad power-management issue, “sticky cursor”, input detection delay (autosuspend)

I'm having this issue on Acer aspire v3 572g, any distro and any "new" release (on ubuntu 10.04lts no issues occur). The touchpad works perfectly after boot but after some use (if not/barely used it ...
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Touchpad on Lenovo Z360 sometimes detected as PS/2 Generic Mouse and acting erratic

This is my first post here, so please let me know if I need to improve my question in any way. I have been trying for the past few months to revive my old Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 notebook using an Ubuntu-...
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Thinkpad trackpad stays active with lid shut and external display

I have a ThinkPad Carbon X1 3rd Gen running 20.04 desktop. When I connect an external monitor to the laptop (either directly, or via the OneLink dock) and shut the lid, the trackpad stays active. I'd ...

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