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Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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Touchpad acpi issues on fresh ubuntu 18.04 (elementary os) [on hold]

I've browsed a lot of forums and tried several solutions without succes. My issue: touchpad is not working on a fresh install. Please see dmesg output. Anybody a clue?
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Ubuntu stopped detecting tap-to-click

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with libinput. Today for some unkown reason it stopped detecting touch-to-tap. I have to press heavily on the touchpad for a click to be detected. It is very annoying. ...
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How do I get horizontal scroll history navigation to work in browsers in Ubuntu 18.04?

I can't seem to get horizontal scroll-based navigation (back/forward) to work in any browser under Ubuntu 18.04. For example, in Chromium, the setting to control this can be found by pasting the ...
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Touchpad Indicator doesn't disable the touchpad

Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell 5770 laptop I installed Touchpad Indicator as it was (and still is) very annoying to have the cursor move here and there and delete part of what I write. I tweaked Touchpad ...
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Touchpad issue keys dosn't work on Ubuntu 18.04

This problem is a bit unique, couldn't find something on the web I have 2 in 1 Dell Inspiron 13 5378, and I encountered the following issue: on the touchpad mode, the SPACEBAR && ENTER &&...
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Improve Ubuntu's two-finger scroll

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. It is possible to enable two-finger scrolling from the settings. But the feature is not as good as in Windows. When I scroll with the two fingers vertically, Windows ...
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How can I run a Linux Distro on my MacBook Pro 13 Inch Mid 2017?

1) I tried making a persistent USB drive with Linux Mint and Ubuntu but when i boot into the usb, I cannot use my touchpad or my keyboard. I tried everything online and did everything i read from ...
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Elan touchpad not working (ELAN0620)

I recently bought Lenovo Ideapad 130-14Ikb in this tochpad has not been detected in Ubuntu 18.10 (kernel 4.18.0.12) but it works fine in Windows. Please help me with this. The following are the ...
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Touchpad pointer stuck after suspend/awake

I recently installed Ubuntu 18 on a laptop (recently purchased) with an Nvidia GPU Geforce 1070, and I've configured it to use the Synaptics driver based on this blog post. When I close the lid (...
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How do I increase touch-pad senstivity using libinput?

I am struggling to find optimal settings for a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Gen 6) trackpad. I have tried synaptics, but the palm rejection didn't work well. Now I am trying to configure libinput. The ...
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Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Keyboard and mouse freezing

Device Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Issue: Keyboard and mouse would freeze up (happened a lot during writing this question). Mouse would freeze up and not respond (touchpad), jump around the ...
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Kubuntu 18.10 touchpad cannot be configured

Most of the touchpad settings are grayed out, so I can't alter things like touchpad sensitivity our multi-finger clicks. I ran Official Ubuntu (GNOME) 18.10 a few days ago on the same laptop without ...
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Trackpad freezes after increased cpu load

I have this weird problem, where my trackpad freezes if CPU load increases to more than 80%. The problem resolves only when I restart the system. Another way around is that I use an external mouse ...
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Touchpad Doesn't Work on HP Spectre x360 with Ubuntu 18.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new HP Spectre x360 Convertible (after a variety of installation issues relating to graphics). However, the touchpad is not working. An external USB mouse ...
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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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The touchpad doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04

I've tried to install the ubuntu on a Acer E-15, but the touchpad doesn't work in the installation process. After installed I've tried to install a lot of packages and it still doesn't work. Can ...
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No internet access in Ubuntu, No ethernet Port, No wifi capability! Help!

Okay so here is the rundown. I have a lenovo 330s laptop. I have put Ubuntu 18.04 onto a USB device, and I am running it in compatibility mode (if I don't I have to click e to edit and type in noapic ...
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Freeze while shutdown ubuntu 18.04

I have lenovo IdeaPad 330 with Nvidia GeForce 2 gb graphic card and i am using Ubuntu 18.04 lts.. its a brand new laptop .. whenever i shutdown from Home screen or from terminal it stucks there every ...
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ASUS Precision Touchpad not listed/found in ubuntu. ASUS TUF FX504GE-EN224T

This is a new laptop version from ASUS. I have somehow installed ubuntu on it after referring to various posts. But still, I am not able to configure the touchpad. There are solutions proposed that ...
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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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Stop libinput from swiping two finger on touchpad to switch between workspaces

I found that once installed libinput-tool then ubuntu started to use two finger swipe(left and right) to switch between workspace! This is kind of annoying and I can't scroll horizontally in many apps....
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Lubuntu 18.10 not recognizing touch pad

I'm a newbie with Linux and installed Lubuntu 18.10 on an old VAIO. It runs the programs I want but does not recognize the touchpad. I can move the cursor alright but screen taps are not responded ...
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Ubuntu Vmware guest touchpad issues

I installed ubuntu 18.10 in vmware workstation 14, It doesn't recognize the double tap from touchpad as a double tap(can't select text, can't open directory in nautilus with a double tap from touchpad)...
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Ubuntu 18 touchpad not working properly

My touchpad is not working properly on Ubuntu 18. I can left-click on buttons etc. but the cursor won't move. This is the result of my xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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Cannot click and drag with touchpad after upgrade to 18.04

I have just upgraded my Dell XPS L322X laptop from 16.04 to 18.04, and the behavior of my trackpad changed. Previously, I could drag to select text or move objects by clicking the left button of the ...
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Unsigned kernel and Secure Boot

I have just bought a Lenovo Ideapad 330 and installed 18.04LTS. Turns out, touchpad is not working. I found a solution for the touchpad here: Lenovo IdeaPad 330 touchpad not working I then downloaded ...
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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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Touchpad stops working after a device is plugged into an USB port

Since a few weeks I encounter the strange behaviour that whenever I plug in any device via any available USB port of my Dell Latitude 5480 the touchpads stops working. If all USB ports are empty it ...
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How do I fix my trackpad? (Went missing during 18.04 upgrade, but works on gdm3)

I have a Dell Precision M6800. It has a trackpad, finger joystick, and two sets of three clicky buttons. Some time during or soon after the 18.04 upgrade, the trackpad and bottom row of clicky ...
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Touchpad - Two finger scroll not working

I have an ASUS N750JV laptop with kubuntu 18.04 installed and I am struggling to make two finger scroll work. Be default libinput is installed as touchpad driver. This is the output of xinput -list: ⎡...
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How to re-enable two-finger scrolling with Wayland

Recently I switched to Wayland, to hopefully stop the intermittent problem I had with all my application windows going black. The going black problem started when I upgraded to 18.04.01 (from 16.04.01)...
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How to toggle mouse events from waking keyboard backlight?

I'd like to be able to prevent or disable mouse events from my touchpad on a dell XPS laptop from waking or resetting the keyboard backlight timeout timer. When I'm just quietly reading and scrolling ...
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Trackpad not working (until reloaded) since upgrade [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Ultrabook (several years old) on which I have been running Ubuntu, very successfully until now. A couple of upgrades ago, the trackpad was unresponsive on boot, but would be OK once I ...
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Asus rog tuf fx504 touchpad stops working for a while and then works again?

I've got this laptop recently and the touchpad didn't work at all with ubuntu. Upgrading to kernel 4.19 solved the problem partly. Now it's working but after 1-2 hours of use the touchpad randomly ...
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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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weird refresh rate when shaking window using dragging by touchpad

hi everyone im a brand new linux user and no experience in programming but i can follow instructions and fix issues. it is just that i didnt find anyone else having the exact problem with the exact OS....
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ELAN touchpad does not function completely

I have an Asus Zenbook UX430UNR machine. The touchpad in Microsoft Windows has the capability of pinch, 3 finger gestures to control and travel among windows and to hide or other functions. Among all ...
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Elan Touchpad not detected in ubuntu 18.04 and wifi adapter not found

I am using Lenovo-ideapad 330-15ARR. I just install ubuntu 18.04. My touchpad(elan) is not detected and also under wifi menu in setting, "Wifi adapter not found" message is displayed. My wifi ...
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18.10 Keyboard and touchpad not responding after sleep

I have a VAIO VJF153F11X with 18.10 installed. After returning from suspend, neither built-in keyboard nor the touchpad respond, I have to login via on-screen keyboard and then reboot for them to work ...
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Natural scrolling / reverse scrolling with touchpad (only) is not working (reliably) on Kubuntu 18.10 (plasma 5.13.5)

Note: This worked all right in Kubuntu 18.04 LTS. I am using a fresh install of Kubuntu 18.10, with the default plasma version that comes with it: 5.13.5. The option in System Settings keeps getting ...
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Touchpad deactivated by Win10 dualboot

I created a dualboot installation with Windows 10 & Ubuntu 18.04. Whenever I boot into Ubuntu the touchpad is deactivated somehow by Windows. If I boot into Windows, then shutdown and boot to ...
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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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Startup is not working when disabling RTCornerButton using synclient

I am using xubuntu 18.04. I have a lenovo 4740. My mouse has an annoying function using which one can copy the selected text by tapping on the right top corner portion of the trackpad. It is ...
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MacBook 2015 8,1 - macbook12-spi-driver not working after reboot, suspend-resume Ubuntu 18.04.1

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a MacBook8,1 2015 and also followed the instructions here with outlining instructions here. Everything seemed to work fine first, however sometimes when I'm ...
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One user has two finger scrolling the other does not

I'm trying to troubleshoot my husband's computer, running 18.04. My gnome shell on his machine has two finger scrolling that works just fine. His gnome shell "mouse and touchpad" settings are ...
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External Mouse Cursor randomly freezing on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Around 1 month ago I was forced to buy a new notebook (Asus Zenbook UX331UN) and decided to roll with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in dual-boot with Windows 10. At first everything seemed to work fine, but after ...
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How to stop Lubuntu 16.04 touchpad switching desktops?

I have recently installed Lubuntu Deasktop on my PowerBook G4. It was previously running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 but Lubuntu is much more responsive on this older, slower machine. One problem that Lubuntu ...
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Asus touchpad not working ubuntu 18.04

I have an Asus n750j laptop with kubuntu 18.04 installed but I can't do a two fingers scroll with the touchpad. This is the output of xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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How to enable cursor edge dragging (Drag and Drop) in Ubuntu 18.04?

While dragging I want to enable dragging on the edge of track pad (like in drag and drop). I could not find a switch for it.
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Elantech - Touchpad not working after upgrading to 18.10 from 18.04 (ThinkPad L480)

When updating from 18.04 to 18.10 on a ThinkPad L480 the Elantech touchpad stopped working. This means it is not recognized at all. This problem occured after the first boot in 18.10 dmesg | grep -i ...