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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Drifting mouse pointer and unresponsive keyboard on touchpad-equipped laptop - Ubuntu 20, HP with 4 Gigs

Every couple of hours, while I'm typing,the mouse pointer on my HP starts drifting. slowly It out go right, left, up or down, but I've noticed it never drifts diagonally. They keyboard becomes totally ...
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Finding the right drivers in the linux kernel

I have an ELAN touch-pad with vendor id 04F3:3128 and I'm trying to find the right Linux kernel drivers to support it. I will start by noting that the touch-pad works with live CDs, like for example ...
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Can't Move Mouse When Key Pressed

I'm running up-to-date arch on an Asus G15 (2021) and I'm using i3 as my WM. I can't for the life of me, work out why the trackpad doesn't seem to work when I have a key pressed down. Where would I ...
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Battery and Touchpad issues with ThinkPad P14s

I am the happy owner of a Thinkpad P14s Gen1 with a AMD CPU since march 2021. The problems I am going to describe occurred both with Ubuntu Gnome and Fedora xfce4 desktop environnement using i3wm. ...
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How to enable tap, two finger tap, and natural scrolling in Guix?

After booting Guix for the first time, I noticed that tapping on touchpad doesn't render any action. Apparently, Guix comes with a default configuration for touchpad allowing me to click on touchpad, ...
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Elantouchpad not working on Hp laptop with any distro

So i have an HP Pavillion 15 Gaming laptop on which I recently tried to install ubuntu. But the main problem that i faced was that the touchpad wouldn't work at all. I switched over to pop os and ...
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Drag Lock in Ubuntu

I have used drag lock in MacOS but wondered if there is a similar feature for Ubuntu. The same is referred to as click lock in Windows. The feature I am looking for is: when I double click and drag, ...
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Acer Aspire touchpad stopped working

I have an Acer Aspire 1 A114-31-C5GM Laptop with Zorin 15.3 lite OS. I have been successfully using laptop for a year. But after resizing screen by terminal command, Touchpad stopped responding. All ...
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Disable physical left click on touchpad but keeping tap

I need to disable the clicking on touchpad as my touchpad is a bit broken and get stuck specifically on the left side. Unfortunately I am unable to find the one-line command.
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Two fingers scroll sometimes not working on X1 Carbon Gen9

This is an annoying problem: I am using Debian 11, Kernel version 5.15 (I tried to update the kernel to see if it solved the problem). Here is the issue: "Sometime" but quite often, the two ...
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Touchpad is only working when entered startup menu

I am trying to figure out what may be the cause that a touchpad on my hp notebook is working only if I enter startup menu (whether by pressing esc at startup or from grub) and by adding i8042.nopnp to ...
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Touchpad stopped working after hibernate on Thinkpad X1 Carbon

I've got a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 9. When I hibernate on Ubuntu 21.10 or Pop!_OS 21.10 or Manjaro, the touchpad either stops working after resume or the cursor moves very choppy. Both with Wayland ...
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Increase xorg libinput touchpad sensitivity to small movement

I've been occasionally experiencing a sort of 'floating' cursor that's hard to point where I want it, and I've finally realised it's because the sensitivity, in terms of how much my finger has to move ...
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Touchpad Gestures not working in Pop OS

I tried demo mode of pop os 21.04 in my Dell Inspiron 5559 laptop. Everything working fine except touchpad Gestures. Is there any reason? If I install pop os will gestures work? Is there any way to ...
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Thinkpad T460 - how do I disable the touchpad?

I recently got a Thinkpad T460 and am running Ubuntu 20.04 on it. I don't use a DE, just plain old i3. I'm like to keep my hands on the keyboard. That's why I like the trackpoint. However, I keep ...
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touchpad stops working in i3-gaps

I'm using KDE Neon (which is basically Ubuntu with the newest kde preinstalled), and decided to try something new, so I installed i3-gaps. However, when I'm in a i3-gaps session it often happens that ...
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Touchpad (ELAN 04F3:3072) not working/detected after BIOS upgrade (Lenovo Ideapad Flex 3 11ADA05)

Reposting this from ArchLinux BBS, because I suspect that it isn't distribution specific. After a BIOS update from FPCN18WW (2021-07-12) to FPCN24WW (2021-08-19) my touchpad is not recognized in the ...
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Arch Linux - Elan Touchpad detected and all drivers installed, but not working

I've seen lots of problems similar to this, but none which had the touchpad detected and drivers installed, and still not working. I'm trying to install Arch for the first time on a new laptop, and I ...
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Lowering/Disabling touchpad acceleration in GNOME 40 (Wayland)

I have set the touchpad speed slider to ~50% in Mouse & Touchpad Settings. I find this good enough most of the time but if I move my finger a bit too fast, the pointer flies to the edge/corner. If ...
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Touchpad and mouse problems on zorin os 16

I had problems that orginated over in windows ten, where an update was installed without my permission and after it was done, my dell touchpad would not funtion correctly (could click one some things ...
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Cannot use trackpad and keyboard at the same time

My trackpad works fine, but the moment I press a button on my keyboard, the mouse freeze and I can not use my trackpad anymore. When I release the key the trackpad works again. This is an issue for ...
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unable to right click on Ubuntu Studio xfce

I just installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04.03 xfce on my Asus M80VD-EB76 laptop. I'm liking it so far, except that I can't get two finger right click to work like I had on my old ubuntu 18 install. Two ...
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Ubuntu and Fedora do not have touchpad settings for USB touchpad

I have scoured the internet for days trying to find a solution, and none of the proposed solutions have worked. I am starting to believe this is a problem with libinput. I am trying to disable tap-to-...
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How to disable touchpad acceleration in Gnome (Wayland)

I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse acceleration on Ubuntu 21.04, with Gnome 3 using Wayland. The settings have no option for it, Gnome Tweaks has nothing and I was unable to find a setting using ...
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Generic ALPS mouse added cause touchpad issue

I am using Mint 20.2 and in the last weeks I started to have touchpad issue: it stop to work properly (right and left click) randomly. After deeper investigation I found this: if I run xinpunt command ...
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Annoying multitouch behavior Elantech touchpad on Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon

Recently I installed Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon. Touchpad multi finger behavior is strange and annoying. When I tap with two fingers exactly at the same time, it performs right click and if one of my ...
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Keyboard and trackpad problems in Opensuse Tumbleweed 15

Recently I installed OpenSuse tumbleweed 15 on my 2015 MacBook 8,1 retina model, and both the keyboard and trackpad are not working (only externally connected ones). I'm not that experienced with ...
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Laptop keyboard and touchpad intermittently unresponsive on battery power

I have a weird issue that I'm not sure how to troubleshoot. I have a Razer Blade laptop that seems to work just fine when plugged into AC power. But when I unplug and go on battery power, the keyboard ...
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Trackpoint sensitivity for HP EliteBook 840 G3

Though the trackpoint works on Garuda, it is almost unusable because it is just extremely slow. I am trying to change this for days now and starting to despair. The trackpoint is recognized as PS/2 ...
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Touchpad cursor jumps/skips on Lenovo Ideapad Gaming laptop

I have recently bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Gaming laptop. On my old Lenovo laptop, when I move my finger against the touchpad, the cursor will move smoothly, a few pixels each time. But on the new ...
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Asus ROG GL553VW Keyboard Backlight, Fan Control and Keyboard Shortcuts working thanks to Zlynt but now the touchpad isn't recognized

Zlynt's fix corrects the Keyboard Backlight, Fan Control and Keyboard Shortcuts but now the touchpad isn't recognized. Before this fix the touchpad worked as it should. Please help. Edit: Issue ...
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Trying to disable the touchpad at wakeup

I am using a Thinkpad L13 Yoga and had the problem that the trackpoint stopped working after wakeup. So I followed the following hint (which basically reloads the psmouse module at wakeup): https://...
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Middle "mouse click" on Touchpad with XFCE 4 on Ubuntu 20.04 with Dell XPS 13" 9300

I'm struggling to find the Setting in XFCE4 where I could enable "middle mouse click" on my touchpad to paste copied text. I tried synclient TapButton3=3 but it did not have an observable ...
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Touch Pad doesen't work on linux mint 20.1 xcfe in an Aspire ES1-520 V1.06

so I'm using a Aspire ES1-520 V1.06 with Linux Mint 20.1 xcfe, and suddenly when I turned on my laptop the touchpad didn't work and I couldn't find it in the dmesg, i have tried a bounch of things ...
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Installing RHEL 8.3 results in "Unknown error has occurred"

I downloaded RHEL 8.3 with developer subscription. I changed BIOS configuration to AHCI after issue of not finding disc during installation, But still I have 2 issues. My touchpad isn't working ...
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Toggling touchpad with `xinput --disable <device>` kills user session

[Host running Arch linux 5.11.12-arch1-1 with gdm on Xorg.] For years I've disabled/enabled my touchpad on the fly, directly from keyboard or cli as long as I had an active terminal session. I did ...
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Touchpad from HP laptop not working on OpenBSD

I have installed OpenBSD 6.8 on a HP laptop. I have also installed xfce4. My problem is that the touchpad of the laptop does not work. Running the following command: dmesg | grep Touchpad the system ...
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Enable ThinkPad Trackpad on Arch Linux

I'm using Arch Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad P14s. On a fresh install, the trackpad is disabled. It's cumbersome to carry a mouse wherever I go, and the red knob in the middle of the keyboard is far from ...
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OpenBSD 6.8 TrackPoint and TouchPad issue

I have lenovo L390 Thinkpad laptop. Is it possible to configure trackpoint and touchpad? I tried this lines, but nothing happened, only my usb mouse working well xinput set-prop "/dev/wsmouse&...
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Touchpad doesn't work

The problem When I try to use my laptop touchpad, nothing happens. It also does not respond to clicks. The keyboard works fine. Workarounds Using a usb mouse works just fine My system Acer Aspire 5 ...
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How to rotate touchpad

I am sometimes using the apple magic trackpad and would find it more convenient, if I could use it upside down. Thus I was looking for a way to rotate my input. I stumpled upon libinput and some ...
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Arch Linux. Touchpad dosen't work sometimes on Huawei MateBook D15 Boh-WAQ9R

I quite a long time from now use Arch Linux on my laptop Huawei MateBook D15 Boh-WAQ9R, and sometimes the touchpad just stops working. It may happen after sleep or after the start. So sometimes it ...
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Debian10 Touchpad in basic mode after halt

I run Debian 10/Gnome on a Lenovo Y2P, so far without problem. In particular uname -a yields: Linux deepthought 4.19.0-13-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.160-2 (2020-11-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux Since I once ran ...
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Command to toggle on/off touchpad in Xfce

I have found similar questions: How can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off e.g. the trackpad? and How to set a toggle on linux (True or False) bash command? But these are gnome-based, their ...
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Is there a way to have an editor like nedit with the possibility to scroll horizantally from trackpad?

I am looking for an editor like an nedit editor where I could move horizontally with trackpad. For the moment, I can only scroll vertically and it is frustrating to not be able to scroll horizontally. ...
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Keyboard/Touchpad Unrecognized by X11/Xfce4

It is recognized by FreeBSD in terminal or command mode. The lines in Xorg.0.log are: 9102.753 config/udev: Adding input device AT keyboard (/dev/input/event5) 9102.753 AT Keyboard: Applying ...
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Lenovo x1carbon 8th gen with debian 9 doesn't recognize touchpad

I'm struggling for more than one month, fighting to make the touchpad works on x1carbon 8th gen with Debian stretch. Yes stretch, it means the latest kernel I can work on is 4.19 (backports) The ...
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Ubuntu ignoring mice

I have this issue in Ubuntu 20.04 (running under KDE desktop). Whenever I plug a mouse to my computer, it does detect it, it appears on my xinput list, but it never works. OS keeps ignoring it. My ...
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How would a GUI widget differentiate between the semantic- and absolute direction of a touchpad event?

I've recently been trying out Ubuntu 20.10 with Gnome desktop on Wayland, using a touchpad that supports precision scrolling, i.e. which does not emulate a mousewheel. After enabling natural scrolling ...
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Touchpad vertical scrolling not working

I am using ubuntu 18.04 and libinput for drivers. Scrolling is not working for my system. I have tried changing natural scrolling and two finger scroll option with all the combination, still it does ...
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