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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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Touchpad not responding

Recently my touchpad hasn't been working. I tried running the following commands and they fixed the problem but only temporarily: sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps sudo apt ...
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Accidentally disabled Touchpad and can't re-enable it

Running latest Manjaro with KDE as my WM. A few days ago I disabled my touchpad with the KDE touchpad widget when I plugged in a USB mouse. I later tried to re-enable the touchpad but noticed that ...
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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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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?
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Touchpad's palm detection works very poorly

I have Mi Notebook Pro (15.6 inches), it has very big, usable touchpad (apparently, manufactured by Elantech). But it's palm detection works very poorly. I started to bang my head with it in hope to ...
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Elan touchpad: Kernel Config

I'm running Gentoo Linux on an Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571 auron_yuna) and I have a minimal kernel configured supporting everything I need except for my Elantech touchpad. I've read a bunch if other ...
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How can I run a Linux Distro on my mid 2017 MacBook Pro 13 Inch?

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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How can I disable my Lenovo touchpad with i3?

I would like to disable my touchpad with i3. Previously I was using XFCE and I was using the GUI to do this. How can I do this in i3 too?
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Disable touchpad - ID keeps changing

What I have so far: #!/bin/bash output=$( xinput) output2=$"$output" | sed 's/.* touchpad \(.*\) [ .*/\1/' My laptop touchpad sucks and I want to just use the center mouse control stick and buttons....
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How to make the touch pad normal/minimal in Linux Mint?

I have bought a ASUS Vivobook S510U and installed linux Mint. The mouse is behaving abnormally. For example, it simulates the middle/scroll key of the mouse when I click in the middle of the right ...
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How can I configure libinput to have the cursor continue to move when my finger is reaching my touchpad's borders?

$ uname -r 4.18.7-arch1-1-ARCH $ sudo pacman -Qi libinput | grep Version Version : 1.12.0-1 When my finger reaches the borders of my laptop's touchpad, the cursor stops moving. This ...
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touchpad not working after hibernate

I'm using an up to date Arch/Antergos Linux. My touchpad stops working after resuming from hibernate. I seem to be affected by this bug and I need to type sudo rmmod i2c_hid; modprobe i2c_hid after ...
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Libinput transformation matrix for rotating the input coordinates

Take a look at the official documentation for libinput's coordinate transformation matrix: https://wayland.freedesktop.org/libinput/doc/1.1.0/group__config.html#ga09a798f58cc601edd2797780096e9804 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / libwacom: Wacom Bamboo stylus buttons no longer work

Just updated my PC from the last LTS Ubuntu distro to 18.04LTS, and the stylus on my Wacom Wireless Bamboo tablet immediately lost all button function. The system seems to be tracking the stylus ...
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Touchpad stopped working

On my Arch Linux the touchpad stopped working (I assume after an update). After reinstalling Arch it still doesn't work. I checked the following things: The touchpad is not disabled in the BIOS, ...
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ASUS Zenbook UX430UAR touchpad sleeps (seemingly not a USB autosuspend issue)

The System This is a brand-new ASUS Zenbook UX430UAR dual booting the pre-installed Windows 10 and a minimal Debian, uname -a: Linux myhostname 4.9.0-7-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u2 (2018-08-...
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libinput palm detection not working

I recently bought a new Dell XPS 15 and installed Debian on it. It previously ran Windows 10, and the palm detection/rejection worked perfectly, just as I would have expected. But now, running Debian ...
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What layer of the OS/drivers/X/Wayland might cause touchpad problems in both synaptic and libinput?

I am wondering, what layer of the stack might be causing issues in my touchpad if both the synaptic driver and the libinput driver show the same issue? I would be using my trackpad and intermittently ...
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Calibrate Touchscreen

I am having trouble with the calibration of a touch screen for kiosk system. I have install xinput_calibrator and executed: $ xinput_calibrator -v DEBUG: XInputExtension version is 2.3 DEBUG: ...
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Touchpad buttons do not release after press (Debian Gnome and others)

I use a Sony Vaio Tap 11 (Intel based tablet) with Debian Gnome, but experience the same issue under Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora etc. . This tablet has a radio keyboard with touchpad and two buttons ...
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Find the right device to reverse-engineer

I have an Asus GL503VD for which the touchpad doesn't work on linux. I tried many different distros: Arch, Debian, Ubuntu 16/17/18, Sabayon, Pop_OS, Fedora. None of them made the touchpad work so I ...
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Making libinput touchpad configuration permanent

I'm using libinput as touchpad driver for my laptop. I can configure the various settings using xinput, but can't find out a way to make these settings permanent. Looks like I need to edit the ...
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Touchpad sensitivity Linux mint 18.3 Dell Inspiron 5577

So I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5577 and have booted linux mint version 18.3 on it. Everything works fine except I am having problems with the touchpad. These include: jumping of the cursor ...
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Touchpad works bad

I'm using Asus FX503V and Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia The problem is that my touchpad cursor moves very erratic like it has high ping, while pointer of mouse Logitech Performance MX moves perfectly ...
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Touchpad ALPS0001 starts working after Sleep-WakeUp

I see a lot of questions "X doesn't working after wake up" My problem is contrary: touchpad ALPS0001 doesn't working after boot but start working after Sleep-WakeUp. System: 4.17.0-1-MANJARO, the ...
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Working acpi kernel options for Asus FX503VD?

On kernel version 4.15.0-sabayon, the only way to load X is with the kernel options: acpi_osi=! acpi_osi='Windows 2009' (and acpi=off but that's radical and leaves me with no sensors). Otherwise I ...