Questions tagged [touchpad]

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

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Ubuntu simulates keypresses/mouse clicks even after disabling hardware

There are certain The issues strange issues I'm facing with ubuntu key/mouse events in my laptop. I had issues with keypad and pad due to which I am using additional USB keyboard and mouse. After the ...
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Touchpad or mouse not working after Ubuntu update from 12.04 [on hold]

I update Linux Ubuntu from 12.04 to 18.04 via command line via sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. After end of update, I get message: update complete 3 packages have error. One of them is ubuntu - desktop. I ...
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Trackpoint works but doesn't show up in xinput, is treated as touchpad: Ubuntu 19.04, Thinkpad X220

I usually like to use the trackpoint in the middle of the Thinkpad keyboard, and leave the touchpad off using touchpad-indicator, so I don't touch it with my palm. Now, the trackpoint still works, but ...
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Non-working SYNA3602 touchpad on Xubuntu 19.04

I have a non-working SYNA3602 touchpad on a Trekstor Prime book C11B notebook. I am on Xubuntu 19.04. There are a few threads on problems with this touchpad on different forums (most threads from ...
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my touchpad does not work

I have a thomson neo 14 the touchpad does not work i'm just using mouse with usb port. my linux version: Linux version 5.0.0-31-generic (buildd@lcy01-amd64-010) (gcc version 8.3.0 (Ubuntu 8.3.0-...
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Previously functioning touchpad disappears from /proc/bus/input/devices — now what?

While copying files to a usb-drive using nautilus, the nautilus windows hanged. After killing any relevant processes and rebooting, my touchpad no longer works! Worse than that it doesn't even show up ...
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How to disable middle mouse click on touchpad?

I used to disable the middle click on touchpad with the following command: xinput --set-prop 15 307 1 but now it gives me this error message: X Error of failed request: BadAccess (attempt to ...
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Accidentally removed kernel and basic drivers (internet touchpad graphics not working)

I had been having low storage issues on my root partition so I tried out some cleaning advice from this forum, including (Root drive is running out of disk space. How can I free up space?) and also (...
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touchpad doesnt work :( exceptional problem

maybe someone will inspire? :) Well, we have a small problem - the patient is akoya (touch screen). Of course, Linux is necessary for work - here, unfortunately, there is a problem. Due to the fact ...
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Trackpad/trackpoint stops working every few minutes: 19.04, Thinkpad X220

a bit of an annoying problem manifested after my ThinkPad x220 suddenly crashed. Everything worked perfectly before. Now, every few minutes, an error occurs when using my trackpad/trackpoint. The ...
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Touchpad buttons have stopped working on Dell laptop

Recently the lower two touchpad buttons on my Dell laptop have stopped working. There is a second set of touchpad buttons above the touchpad under the space bar and these are working as expected. ...
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HP elitebook 240 G3 touchpad bad performance

after upgrading from 16.04 LTS to 18.04.03 LTS on an HP EliteBook 840 G3 my touchpad now performs really badly, with very little options to set it up. The basic issues are: very (I mean, VERY) low ...
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two-finger-right-click only working on bottom right part of touchpad

In GNOME, there is a setting that enabled me to use the full area of my touchpad as two-finger-to-right-click. It worked well, but now that I am using i3 only the bottom right corner of the pad works ...
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Fixing trackpad on Dell Venue 11 Pro

Ive installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 onto a Dell Venue Pro 11 (one of the atom based tablets) and everything is working except for the touchpad. I've tried installing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics as per ...
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disabling touchpad buttons at startup with command subtitution

I am trying to disable the right and middle mouse buttons on the touchpad and make them function as the left button. The command that I use is this xinput set-button-map "11" "1" "1" "1" It works ...
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Enable tap to click Kubuntu

I just installed Kubuntu on my Dell XPS 15 9570. Everything is working fine, except for tap to click on the touchpad. I can activate the option in the settings but this has no effect.
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Laptop keyboard & touchpad not working properly when mouse plugged in

I have a ubuntu laptop from the brand Tuxedo. When I plug an external mouse in (which works fine on my Windows pc), I can only click into one window - on the mouse, but also the touchpad. Plus the ...
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Enable touchpad even if in acpi=off [ASUS X540UP]

I have an ASUS X540UP 1TB hdd(Windows) & 250GB ssd(Ubuntu 18.04). I installed ubuntu via USB Flash Drive at first installation process was okay and touchpad is working. But when booting to ...
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Touchpad and touch screen not found on trekstor notebook

18.04 no touchpad and no touch screen found with trekstor primebook c11 B works well with Win10 would be very grateful for simple advice :-)
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Stopping touchpad clicks registering as right-clicks when there's another finger already on the pad

Often I will drag the cursor to a particular location with my right finger and then press the touchpad with my left finger to left-click, whilst my right finger is still on the pad. This works in ...
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USB devices disconnecting / touchpad turns off

I have a Toshiba Z20T-C convertible here, running Ubuntu 19.04, Kernel 5.0.0-29. For a couple of days / weeks now the touchpad, keyboard backlight and usb ports in the detachable keyboard dock (bottom ...
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How to enable two finger click on Ubuntu 19.04?

After updating Ubuntu from 18.04 to 19.04, two-finger click doesn't work.
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Lubuntu 18.04LTS touchpad config: what file will turn off tapping?

I have seen numerous posts about touchpad issues, but have mainly seen GUI solutions, such as adding "touchpad-indicator" (which didn't work the way I'd hoped) or synaptics (which froze my keyboard at ...
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How to turn touch pad back on using keyboard

I managed to turn off my touch pad and looking for a way to turn it on. I tried windows key and managed to search settings. But display is selected and could not figure out how to navigate between ...
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The touchpad of Asus tuf fx504 is not function properly on ubuntu 18.04 kernel 5.0.0-29-generic

Here the problem. 1. Clicking on touchpad only results in left-click even I click on the right side still produce the same as left-click 2. Hot ket to turn on/off touchpad is not working I found ...
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fx503 touchpad freeze on ubuntu 19.04

after updating ubuntu 18.04 to 19.04 touch pad suddenly freezes for some seconds and it starts working again automatically .it repeats again and again . Linux sorush-FX503VD 5.0.0-29-generic #31-...
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Keyboard stopped working after apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.3 and found the two-finger scrolling way too fast. So I followed the instructions in this thread and ran sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics But that required ...
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How do I enable two finger right click in Kubuntu + GNOME?

I just installed it to replace KDE in Kubuntu (not Debian, my error), and I can't figure out how to do two finger right click by tapping the touchpad. Additionally, I just discovered that I can't tap ...
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Config Lenovo T490 touchpad in Ubuntu 18.04

I have dual OS (Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10) in new notebook Lenovo T490 and it works fine. While I have found some gestures of using Touchpad in Windows 10 but not found in Ubuntu 18.04. For ...
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Can't zoom with Thinkpad T480s touchpad in 18.04

Zooming with a pinch gesture on the touchpad of my Lenovo Thinkpad T480s does not work. Does Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support it? I tried fusuma but it didn't help. How may I troubleshoot this?
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asus fx-503 touchpad and fn keys not working

After installing Ubuntu 18.04, the touchpad of my Asus FX-503 (manual) has really low performance which is very vexing. Also, Function keys do not work for changing brightness or the keyboard back ...
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T480s - Ubuntu 18.04 missing Pinch Zoom function

I installed recently Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS on my T480s and the touchpad seems like it doesn't supports the pinch zoom function (two fingers).Everything is set up as standard, in Gnome Tewaks I couldnt ...
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Mouse Gestures Aren't Working on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Thinkpad T480 and I am running regular Ubuntu 18.04. Sometimes, the trackpad gestures stop working, and I have to restart my computer to fix them. When I say trackpad gestures, I mean two-...
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Any way to speed up gesture detection with Libinput on 19.04?

I have an HP Spectre x360. The touchpad seems to be having trouble with fast gestures. If I use a single finger, the pointer is tracked without any problem. But if I try to do anything with more ...
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How to enable keyboard in tablet mode (HP Spectre x360)

HP Spectre x360 laptops have a hinge screen that can turn 360 degrees. It can be folded to imitate a tablet, for example. When you do fold it, Ubuntu enters its tablet mode -- keyboard and touch-pad ...
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External trackpad/touchpad stops working after login

I use Ubuntu 19.04 on GNOME 3 on Xorg (not Ubuntu GNOME, just plain GNOME) and just got an external touchpad for use as a mouse for my other hand. The trackpad seems to work at the login screen, but ...
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Touchpad issue in ubuntu 16.04 without any desktop

I have an old Thinkpad T60,32bit running ubuntu for i686 , version 16.04. I removed unity and gnome shell as i want to max it out for work and stop desktop hogging on limited system resources.To ...
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How to remap Touchpad Buttons in Xfce?

My Synaptics touchpad is device number 7 and the touchpad left click works on the xfce desktop but not on windows or the menu bar. Same goes for the external usb mouse, which is number 5. Device ...
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Kubuntu 18.04.3 - Half of Touchpad Becomes Scrollwheel

I've got a Dell Precision M6500 running Ubuntu 18.04.3 with the KDE as my primary & only desktop environment. I've noticed this problem happens regardless of what desktop environment I'm on and ...
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kernel bug error message with Touchpad

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic with 5.0.0.27.82 or 84 kernel from Ubuntu. I've got a kernel bug error message with my Touchpad : $ sudo libinput list-devices libinput error: event15 - HTIX5288:00 ...
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As of now, is there a Linux distribution supporting Apple keyboard and trackpad out of box?

Half a year ago I tried to multi-boot the Ubuntu 18.04 on my MacBook Pro (2018) but while it has booted in general from the attached USB stick, the keyboard and trackpad were not working. External ...
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bad scrolling Ubuntu 18.04 with Libre office 6.3

HP laptop scroll pad works fine in other applications. Useless scolling in Libre Office 6.3 with Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. Noticed question has been asked on other sites but not seen any ...
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Touch-pad's two finger scrolling not working after sleep sometimes in Lenovo ThinkPad X1 carbon

I have ThinkPad X1 carbon laptop with Ubuntu 18.04. Touchpad and gestures (Scrolling etc.) work perfectly. But sometimes after wakeup from sleep two-finger scrolling won't work. I have to restart the ...
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Medion P6685 Touchpad and Fn-key NOT recognized

I have recently bought a Medion P6685 MD61222 (ML-210008 30025457) Laptop, next to Windows 10, I installed XUBUNTU 18.04.3 (LTS). As it turns out, the touchpad and Fn key are not functioning and are ...
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18.04LTS on Lenovo Thinkpad L430 touchpad working but left click not working need help ASAP

Dual boot with Windows10 and Ubuntu 18.04LTS.Physical left click or a single touch doesn't work right click and two-finger touch works fine on the touchpad. If I connect an external USB mouse it works ...
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How to disable upper left corner of touchpad for Lenovo laptop while on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

Problem occurs while you try to select text. Normally you would left click touchpad button with left thumb and then with right index finger you would select text. Problem happens when left thumb is ...
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Track-pad not working

I am using UBUNTU 19.04, fully upgraded. My track-pad is not working after I log in to system. It works in login display but after I log in it does not. I have not made any change in kernel. Track pad ...
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Will Ubuntu work on my ASUS q406da br5t6 laptop? (2 in 1)

For the ASUS q406da br5t6 (which seems to be very very similar hardware to an ASUS Zenbook). I've been trying various Linux distro live images to see what support they have for this laptop, ...
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Two finger scrolling with libinput not working, 18.04 [closed]

As there are multiple threads to this topic, I hope someone can help me. From one day to another, my Touchpad stopped working properly, namely the two finger scrolling was deactivated for some reason. ...
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Freezing touchpad and hanging keyboard

For my work I started using a ThinkPad-L480 a few weeks ago. I immediately removed the pre-installed Windows 10 and replaced it with Ubuntu 18.04. Apparently randomly, a few times a day, the builtin ...