A touchpad is a device often found integrated in laptops as replacement for a mouse (which would require additional workspace to be moved around upon). Use this tag for touchpad (driver) specific questions.

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How to determine optimal settings for a Synaptic touchpad?

I'm using Q4OS on a netbook and so far the experience has been rather pleasant, except that the touchpad is not working anywhere near close to optimal. Experiences with Ubuntu/Lubuntu, Manjaro ...
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Synaptics touchpad inactive before suspend, active after resume

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. I usually disable the touchpad. (because my palms make the cursor jump all over the screen!) When I suspend (by closing my laptop's lid) and then resume (by opening the ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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Kernel does not detect Hardware / Software or Hardware fault

I've got more of a basic question for you: My linux kernel (I tried several here from stock 2.6, 3.2 and 3.5 as well as a custom 3.7.3 one) does not detect my synaptics touchpad - or I'am too dumb ...
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Can I configure a touchpad to act as modifier keys in some circumstances?

I have Debian and use Emacs a lot. I have an idea which could help me in using modifier keys. Currently I just switch the touchpad off when using Emacs, with this command: synclient TouchpadOff=1 ...
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multi-touch gestures on Thinkpad T61

I'm currently running elementaryOS Freya on my Thinkpad T61 and want to use multi-touch gestures. Out of the box I can use 2-finger swipes for scrolling (although it works rather badly with this OS). ...
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syndaemon won't disable touchpad while typing

I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the ...
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How do I exit coasting when a key is pressed?

I have enabled coasting on my touchpad: $ synclient -l | grep -i coast CornerCoasting = 0 CoastingSpeed = 20 CoastingFriction = 50 It works fine. However, if I ...
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Touchpad not recognized on linux (ASUS R751LB)

I have just bought a brand new laptop. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work on any linux distribution (tried mint Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 14, Mint 16, also Mint 16 with recent 3.13.5 kernel). ...
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What is the best way to emulate keybord shortcuts with touchpad gestures?

On my lenovo 0410 I am using an ubuntu derivate called elementary OS. You can press super+W to show your current windows like on most other ubuntu derivates. I would like to use this feature with a ...
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Can I use Synaptics' output in KVM?

I have been looking at MenuetOS, a simple graphical OS written entirely in FASM. The only reason I don't actually use it is that its touchpad support is pure garbage: every time I try to run MenuetOS, ...
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My touchpad malfunctions after running for a while

I have 2-finger scrolling set up on my touchpad, using GNOME settings. After running my laptop for a while (several hours), such scrolling is no longer functional, and the touchpad itself is rather ...
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What keycodes correspond to requests for touchpad-enable and touchpad-disable?

I'm trying to write a kernel driver to support a hardware switch on my laptop. The switch is supposed to control whether or not the touchpad is disabled or enabled, and it is built into the laptop's ...
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What is the difference in using xinput and synclient for deactivating a touchpad in X

I have troubles using xinput --disable or --set-prop "Device Enabled" or set-prop "Synaptics Off". It seems that --disable / --enable and "Device Enabled" are meant to deactivate the whole device, ...
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What is the difference between I2C and PS2 mode?

On my Dell XPS 13 9343 my touchpad can work with I2C bus or in PS2 mode. What is the difference between those two modes ? Why are they both available ? The output of xinput is : Virtual core ...
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xinput does not list my touchpad

My touchpad does not work at all in Arch Linux, and other distributions. xinput does not list it. Physical mouse works fine. I recently bought a Packard Bell EasyNote ENTG71BM with Windows 8.1 ...
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Touchpad gestures without touchegg

I have a FocalTech touchpad, which has its whole area sensitive to touch. Therefore touchegg doesn't work as expected - if I try to select some text while holding the left button and swiping, a drag ...
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Touch pad freez in linux

I'm using Linux mint 17.2 Rafaela. My touch pad froze suddenly after I restarted the system. The issue is still there even after I boot up the pc. I also tried to change the setting using gpointing ...
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Touchpad was disabled after plugging a Bluetooth mouse in and back out

I have installed Arch Linux on my computer (Asus K53SV) and everything works well. But after I plug in my Bluetooth mouse, which is a Logitech M215, then the touchpad is disabled, except for the left ...
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I want touchpad-like behaviour on an Apple Magic Mouse on Linux

I run Linux (Ubuntu 14.4) on a mid 2010 iMac 27". The hardware support is mostly great but I would like to use my Apple bluetooth mouse ("magic mouse") in a touchpad-fashioned way. Right after ...
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Diagonal touchpad movement results in wobbly line

I'm using a ThinkPad L440 with a Synaptics touchpad. A while ago (~1-2 months) the touchpad started acting strange when trying to move the mouse pointer diagonally. The picture shows the first line ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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Synaptics settings get applied correctly from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d but then reset?

I have a BCM5974 touchpad device which gets loaded incorrectly by Xorg despite being seemingly correctly configured. I have a simple /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-synaptics.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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Unity freeze randomly

My UI hangs and nothing works anymore (mouse not moving, image freezes). I have to switch to TTY and go back to UI to make it unfreeze. I have the following error in DMESG: ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Configuration “take over” from Windows

I am using Arch Linux and Windows on Dual Boot, and I managed to configure my synaptics touch pad just as I wanted using the GUI settings that are available to me on Windows, but I am completly ...
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Simulating a middle-button click on my touchpad often scrolls up the view

At times, when I simulate the mouse middle-button with my touchpad, my view auto-scrolls towards the top. I've seen this on my browser and my X terminal. Here's my touchpad settings: $ synclient -l ...
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Is there any way I can use notebook's touchpad as a pressure-aware pointer in a paint program?

I have a notebook (ASUS N56VZ) with multitouch touchpad. Apparently my touchpad supports pressure levels (in Xorg.0.log I have line synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: pressure range 0 - 255) It ...
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syndaemon -t option not working on HP dm4 running Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running syndaemon -i 2.0 -K -R -t but the touchpad still allows clicking while typing. On the other hand, I know that syndaemon is working correctly because I can run syndaemon -i 2.0 -K -R and ...
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Fedora 14 touchpad issue

I have an HP 3031-et series laptop. My hardware is: Intel i5 460M 3 GB DDR3 RAM Graphic Cards: ATI READON 5650 HD and Intel HD Graphic I installed Fedora 14 on my hardware, and after installation ...
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Xubuntu touchpad button issues

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR260E laptop running Xubuntu 14.04 LTS and the left mouse button works sporadically. Sometimes it clicks, sometimes not. I tested Debian Jessie with the touchpad and it worked ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Touchpad gone bad

I have a problem with my touchpad, but I don't think it's a hardware issue. I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and after a few days of use, the mouse pointer is behaving kind of wierd. What it ...
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Linux doesn't detect Fn + F6 (toggle touchpad) combination on Lenovo V580 laptop

NOTE. Sorry for reposting this question. It was originally asked on superuser.com but there is no an answer or a comment there. Now I'm not sure what better site to ask such questions. Though there ...
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Touchpad auto-disabled in kali 2.0

I have a dual boot in my acer aspire v3 with Kali Linux 2.0 and windows 10 edu version. Each time I login to windows my touch-pad works perfectly fine but when I login to Kali I have to enable the ...
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touchpad not working graphical installation debian

I'm trying to install Debian 8.3 on top of a Ubuntu partition but when I choose graphical installation the touch pad is not working and I'm not comfortable installing it until i know whether i can ...
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Touchpad stops working (Arch)

I'm on Arch Linux and using i3 as DE. I have an Elantech touchpad, shown on the list below. My computer is the Asus E403SA-WX0004T. The touchpad just stops working. Suddenly, at any given time, it ...
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How to make Touchegg Work in Linux Mint Cinnamon

I followed all the instructions on http://askubuntu.com/questions/451386/how-to-achieve-multi-touch-gestures-in-ubuntu-14-04 to install touchegg and touchegg-gce on my Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. ...
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How can I enable touchpad gestures in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I am running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon on a Dell Latitude with a dual boot including Win7. Win7 gives me options to set up gestures for my touchpad. Is there any equivalent for Linux Mint Cinnamon?
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How to set the touchpad to work as on Mac?

I'm on linux mint 17.3 cinnamon, and would like to set the touchpad to work as on a Mac (or at least tweak a bit). Unfortunately all the tutorial I found online are talking about xorg.conf, but in my ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Elantech TouchPad not working on XMG laptop

I've had alot of trouble lately, after migrating to Elementary OS. The problem is that the touchpad does not work at all. After numerous reinstalls I, somehow, randomly, managed to get it to work, ...
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Touchpad work only after suspension

I run Debian 8.0 Jessie and my touchpad work only after supension. Here the output of xinuput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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Touchpad left button only works on motion

Just updated from Ubuntu14 to 15.04 and my left touchpad button now works only while I'm moving the mouse. evtest always correctly shows the click event, but xev only shows it when I'm clicking while ...
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Prevent touchpad from switching to secondary click

So I'm trying to change the primary click on my touch-pad to left-handed with xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1". it changed successfully, but there is one functionality I'd like changed. The touch pad ...
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Linux sometimes fails to load Synaptics/syclient driver for ALPS touchpad while booting

edit: attaching synaptics.conf would help. See below. I run a laptop with an ALPS touchpad. This shipped with Windows 7 and a poor driver that implied it only supported single-tap and double-scroll. ...
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Linux Mint - touchpad doesn't working after wake up

I've installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon environment on my Asus X302LA. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work after waking up from sleep. Does anyone knows a solution for this problem?
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How to get KDE touchpad settings back

I'm on a Debian testing, and one of my recent upgrades must have made me lose my touchpad settings in KDE. I used to have a "Touchpad" tab in the "Input devices" section of the system settings, but I ...
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What's the recommended way to upgrade to a newer version of synaptics in Linux Mint?

I'm having problems with the clickpad on a Lenovo x250 running Linux Mint, similar to those described here: Missing support for thumb resting on bottom of clickpad Clickpads should ignore thumbs ...
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Synaptic Driver not working after focaltech-dkms fix install on Mint

I'm running Mint cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=rafaela DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.04.2 LTS, Trusty Tahr" ...
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trackpad on hp stream sends ButtonPress event 1 and 3 on two-finger click

Kernel version: uname -a Linux lappy 4.1.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 17 08:52:28 CEST 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux Type of trackpad: xinput -list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Synaptics tap to click & edge scrolling not working in Cinnamon desktop (on arch linux)

I tried to turn them on using system settings, dconf , with no success. Uninstalling xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 gives an error " target not found". When instaling xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 with ...