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Questions tagged [touchpad]

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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Cannot install synaptics driver. apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics leads to broken packages

I have just purchased a thinkpad and it has synaptic input device but ubuntu 18.4 does not come with synaptics touchpad driver. I am trying to implement the solution given here but running sudo apt-...
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libinput registering unintended left-click on touchpad during normal navigation and two finger scrolling

Libinput version - 1.14.1 OS - Arch Linux Kernel version - 5.1.9 System - Lenovo T480s Display - X11 Recently my laptop has started firing left mouse click during normal navigation with single finger ...
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Synaptics Touchpad effect of Tap delayed - Ubuntu 19.04

There is a significant amount of delay between when I tap and when it registers. libinput works fine when it comes to taps. Other similar questions are outdated and talk about options which do not ...
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How do I enable two finger right click in Ubuntu GNOME?

I just installed it, 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 to click either! Help?
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Throw/cast mouse pointer with the touchpad

I read that many touchpad "gestures" are supported by touchpad drivers, like 'scrolling', 'swiping', 'palming', 'circular whatever', etc. But I can't figure out a keyword refering to the one gesture I ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad: Original keyboard dead keys, replacement randomly made keystokes then failed

Problem is too complex to fit in Subject line. First, my keyboard had some dead keys, so I replaced it with a new keyboard . The replacement keyboard started to make Enter keystrokes randomly by ...
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Touchpad Moves Laggy On 120 Hertz Screen

I have got 120Hz built in laptop display. I'm using updated Pop!_OS GNOME. My external mouse is fluid as it should be. I see my mouse moving is fluid that up to 120FPS. I tested with journalctl -f | ...
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How to implement touchpad gesture to swap between a desktop and a fullscreen virtual machine?

In Debian 10 (xfce) i want to implement a gesture on my touchpad to swap between my primary desktop and a fullscreen virtual machine (Virtualbox). Actually i'm using Right-Ctrl then Ctrl+Alt+left/...
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Buttonless Elantech Touchpad Issues

Recently, my touchpad has broken a few different ways: No "area" functionality for Mouse Click Emulation No click-and-drag with one finger click and another finger drag libinput has incorrect ...
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Mediacom FelxBook edge 13 - Linux Mint 19.2 Touchscreeen & Touchpad not working

I just had my fingers on a Mediacom FelxBook edge 13. I'm quite happy with it--everything but the touchscreen and touchpad on a fresh Linux Mint 19.2 installation works out of the box. Can anyone ...
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Touchpad and Wireless not working with Lenovo ideapad 330S and 18.04.03

So I've installed Ubuntu 18.04.03 with legacy support because I was having problems while UEFI was enabled. Now I can't get the WiFi nor the touchpad to work. I've updated the Kernel to the most ...
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Why does my touchpad stop working when I plug in my (normal, non-USB) headphones?

It's the darnedest thing. And only started happening within the last two days. Whenever I plug in my 3.5mm AKG headphones into the appropriate spot on my Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532 running Ubuntu 18, ...
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ParrotOS 2019: How to change trackpad to fit a lefty?

I am lefty here. How do you change the mouse usage in Parrot Linux 2019 to be left-handed? Specifically the trackpad... I have changed the 'Mouse Orientation' to 'left-handed'. But the trackpad is ...
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Laptop Internal Keyboard and Touchpad Working in Windows but not Linux

I have a HP Spectre x360 (model number:13t-ac000) that was originally running Windows before I put Ubuntu 18.10 on it about 9 months. Everything was working fine until last week when the internal ...
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Touchpad-Indicator (Atareo)

I'm new to linux and I installed the touchpad-indicator (atareo), it is working well, the notifications pops when I plug a USB mouse and deactivate the touchpad and vice-versa. The problem is that it ...
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How to define multitouch “distance” with synaptics / libinput for two/three-finger-click?

Recently I set up my new t490s with synaptics and libinput. Everything works like a charm. However, I experienced that two-finger and three-finger click only work when I have the fingers close ...
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Why does clicking by mouse or touchpad sometimes stop working?

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. For several times in the past few months, when I am using Firefox to browse webpages or some other applications, clicking ( left, right and middle) by my mouse or touchpad ...
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How to enable trackpad right button in GNOME, Debian 10 Buster

I just installed Debian 10.0 Buster, and the right mouse button on my trackpad didn't work or was disabled. The default desktop is GNOME 3.30.2.
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Kinetic scrolling with libinput possible?

I am using Manjaro like this guy: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/how-to-enable-kinetic-scrolling-with-libinput-driver/36488 And my system comes with libinput. Unfortunately libinput does not have kinetic ...
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T440S Touchpad disabled at each reboot. I found that manually reloading the synaptics driver fixes it. How do I make the change permanent in Kubuntu?

After every reboot, I need to run sudo rmmod psmouse and sudo modprobe -v psmouse to re-enable the touchpad. Otherwise, double finger scrolling doesn't work and only a few areas of the pad work, much ...
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Can I assign two mice to two windows or have two pointers?

I figured out how to put two pointers at the same time and control them with two mice (using xinput), but can I have them both assigned to a window? Since I can only have one window in focus I can't ...
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Handling string operations (and testing the result of grep) in a shell script

I have written this script to toggle my touchpad (I will be keybinding it), but it's not working.  Why is this code not working?  And how can I accomplish this function more elegantly? #!/bin/sh if [...
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How to check if If i2c-hid and hid-rmi are not used for touchpad?

I'm seeing the following warning in dmesg: [ 2.631179] psmouse serio2: synaptics: Your touchpad (PNP: SYN1218 PNP0f13) says it can support a different bus. If i2c-hid and hid-rmi are not used, you ...
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ThinkPad touchpad and trackpoint do not work 90% of the time on Arch

The touchpad and trackpoint on my ThinkPad x250 had gained the habit of not working pretty much all of the time now. At first, it appeared to be that after sleep it stopped working, then it gradually ...
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How do I automatically remap touchpad buttons in RHEL 7?

On RHEL 7.4, the Dell Latitude 7490's touchpad and mouse buttons default to touchpad clicks acting as left-clicks, left button clicks acting as right-clicks, and right button clicks acting as middle-...
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Chuwi Lapbook air 14" touchpad recognized but not fully working

Two days ago my Chuwi Lapbook Air 14" arrived with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. I installed elementaryOS 5 (based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) and it works perfectly: recognizes the eMMC drive (the ...
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IMWheel creates jittery scroll when using touch-pad

Mouse scroll performance is poor in Linux and there is no built-in method to control the same. Hence, I did some digging and came across IMWheel. I followed this tutorial How to Adjust or Increase ...
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Touchpad not working on Debian 9

I just installed Debian 9 on a Lenovo S130-14IGM but the touchpad doesn't work at all. With Ubuntu there is no problem with it. Here are the results from the two operating systems: Ubuntu # egrep -...
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Thinkpad x240 requires three fingers to scroll, only after suspend

Every time I suspend, when I start up again I can't scroll with two fingers but I have to use three. Does anyone know how to fix this? It works after restart. My system is a Thinkpad x240 running ...
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Lenovo touchpad not working on Debian 9

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 320-15AST and I have Debian on it but the touchpad is not working and on my xinput list is not listed any touchpad: xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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How do I Get Support for Acer E5-573-54zv Touchpad on a Custom Kernel

I'm compiling a kernel just for learning purpose, and I almost get all things working, bluetooth, hdmi, usb, card reader, webcam, wifi... etc. But I can't make touchpad works, all that I know about it ...
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GNOME: disable touchpad when external mouse is connected (keep dconf setting across sessions)

I'm on Arch Linux + GNOME 3.32 + Wayland I want the touchpad to be disabled when an external mouse is connected. I know there's a great extension for this that I've been using for long time, but it ...
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Touchpad window click and drag not working

I installed the gnome desktop on antergos base installation. Everything was basically working for a while but for some reason now I can't click and drag windows around. The strange thing is, I can ...
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Triple tap required for opening files/folders

On my Xubuntu Core 18.04, I need to triple tap every time I want to open a file or folder in Thunar or other applications' (libreoffice, abiword, notepadqq, etc.) menus. Double tap does nothing. The ...
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Trackpad dies after some time

Running Gnome on an Archlinux system on a Toshiba Z-30 laptop. Over the last couple of mothns I've been encountering a strange issue with the mouse/trackpad. After a couple hours of use, the trackpad ...
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I2C_HID touchpad chip data reading

Recetly I tried to fix my touchpad lags with firmware update, but it crushed my whole touchpad. Now movement is inverted, and right click doesn’t work. My touchpad is ELAN1200 04F3:304E, one of the ...
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How to adjust tap-click strength on Synaptics?

I was trying to adjust palm rejection on my Xubuntu laptop and I messed with those two commands synclient PalmMinWidth (set to 8) and PalmMinz (set to 100, then back to 200 as it didn't help me). It's ...
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Dell Latitude E6420 touchpad scrolling is temperamental

I recently bought an old Dell Latitude E6420 laptop for cheap. As it's not very powerful, I installed Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS onto it to speed some it up somewhat. I have also wanted to properly use and ...
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Rare exception I2C touchpad driver (HP 1020 G1)

After buying an ultrabook, i switched to Linux but apparently i face an issue when the touchpad driver seems to be missing, and only available on windows. After long hours of searching i found some ...
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touchpad freezes after sleep mode debian [closed]

I have KDE installed with debian, and every time the PC is put to sleep mode, the touchpad (USB mouse works fine though) becomes non-responsive. I tried most of the solutions online which mostly ...
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Asus TUF Ubuntu 18.04.1 elantech mouse freezes frequently

I purchased a ASUS TUF FX504GE laptop and dual booted it with Ubuntu 18.04.1 .After which my elantech touchpad stopped working.I updated my kernel to 4.20.6, after which it does work,but freezes ...
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xinput not showing driver

I am constantly trying to install linux distribution (Ubuntu/mint) alongside Windows 10 on my laptop Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52. But every time , as soon as setup pops up,the touchpad totally stops working,...
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qdbus freezing leading to wifi unable to connect and custom shortcuts disappearing

My system has a problem with the touchpad driver which I need to restart periodically. This made me put the restart command in a custom shortcut in Plasma. It works for a while and then it stops. ...
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Set different scroll directions per device Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome

I'm using a mouse keyboard combo as my main input device for my workstation. The PC is also connected to my TV. When watching TV I like to use a cheap keyboard with touchpad. It does not have a brand,...
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Unexpected touchpad events in `evtest`: is this a driver or kernel or firmware or hardware issue?

EDIT: Since I don't know from which component the problem comes from (kernel, xorg server, firmware, other?) I have added information from the xinput --list command and the /proc/bus/input/devices ...
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ASUS Zenbook UX433/UX333 — Configure Touchpad-embedded numpad on Linux

I have an ASUS Zenbook UX433,on which ASUS decided to innovate by embedding a Numpad inside the touchpad (see picture 1). Toggling between classic touchpad mode and numpad (also turns the touchpad ...
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How to get position of fingers on touchpad

I want to develop a program which would be able to make use of absolute position of fingers on a touchpad to define custom in-app gestures. I've read that using raw data from evdev is a really bad ...
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What are synaptic and synaptics?

I need an explanation of the meanings of "synaptic" and "synaptics". Linux Mint 19.1 on a HP Laptop. The laptop has a synaptics touchpad which I need to disable on bootup. A config file to do this ...
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How to set the mouse acceleration in Debian-XFCE when attempts to do so are ignored?

Debian 9.6, on a Thinkpad W530. Input device: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad It is not hard to find examples for how to do this, but what should I do when all the listed techniques are ignored or fail? ...
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Tap activation for touchpad in Debian 9

I am trying tap activate my touchpad according to this answer Activate tap to click on touchpad? but the problem is that I don't have a folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. Any ideas?