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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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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How do I get my Keyboard and touchpad working (Macbook pro 2019)

I'm very new to linux/ubuntu and I'm experiencing an issue with my keyboard and touchpad/touchbar. I'm dual booting Ubuntu alongside MacOS (Macbook Pro 2019 13.3 in. w/touchbar). I have a fresh ...
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IdeaPad 5 15are05 touchpad not working after fix in Pop!_OS

I have a new Ideapad 5 15 with Pop!_OS 20.04 installed. After the installation, my touchpad wasn't working but I was able to fix that issue using the solution of @theunreal89 given here https://...
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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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Synaptics touchpad coordinates

Using evtest, I found out that my touchpad has the Y axis exactly in the center: in fact, synclient reports LeftEdge as about -4500. The problem is that I can't use AreaLeftEdge: I can set it to any ...
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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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How to trace sluggish trackpad scroll performance in Mint 20?

I have upgraded my Mint Cinnamon installation, and have encountered a trackpad problem, and am seeking ideas on how to trace the problem. I previously was running Mint 19.3 on my Dell XPS 13 as a ...
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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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How do I disable a Macbook touchpad in Linux?

How do I disable a 2012-Macbook touchpad in Linux? I tried xinput --disable 13 but that only disabled the keyboard, even though xinput shows ↳ Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad id=13 ...
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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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Synaptics two fingers distance

On my touchpad (Xorg, synaptics driver), I can activate a two-fingers scroll this way: with the left hand, I put a finger on the left side of the touchpad and I DON'T move the finger; with the right ...
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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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Sound and Touch pad issue with Asus fx505gt

I got dts X headphone 7.1 surround sound and laptop touch pad is didn't recognize as a input device in /proc/bus/input/devices but it do recognize my wireless Logitech mouse.
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Adjust two-finger-right-click zone in Wayland

I don't mind the simulated right-click using 2 fingers, but the zone for finger spacing is too big - about 2cm apart to simulate a right click. Is there any way to dial that down to maybe 1cm? Gnome ...
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Touchpad randomly starts moving on its own when trying to use

Sometimes, when I try to use my laptop's touchpad, when i touch it and try to move, it starts to randomly move and click. I found that plugging a mouse into the laptop and moving it a bit solves the ...
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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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Touchpad disappeared 2 days after I started using usb mouse

Recently I bought a usb mouse for my laptop. It works fine, but today the inbuilt touchpad of the laptop stopped working. It was working in the morning but a couple hours later I noticed that it wasn'...
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Enabling coasting on a touchpad not recognised as such

I'm setting up a Linux (Devuan Beowulf) install for my Chuwi Hi10 Air tablet/hybrid PC. It's got a touchpad in the corresponding keyboard that's not a Synaptics but something else. Even MSWin doesn't ...
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How to stop random pasting in Pop!_OS?

I recently installed and began using Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS on my Lenovo ThinkPad T460p. The desktop environment is GNOME 3.36.3 and windowing system is X11 (the defaults). I am experiencing random pastes ...
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Touchpad not working after kernel upgrade

I am on Gentoo currently. I decided today to give the 5.8rc-7 kernel a go. I configured and compiled it. After reboot, however, my touchpad was not working. So I configured and compiled again, this ...
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Synaptics touchpad, i2c-hid and hid-rmi

I have a similar question as asked here: how should I interpret this line from syslog: psmouse serio1: synaptics: Your touchpad (PNP: SYN1ef3 SYN1e00 SYN0002 PNP0f13) says it can support a different ...
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Deepin scroll not working after Hibernate

I'am using Deepin and I am facing a strange issue that when I restart my laptop from Hibernation then some of the apps scroll not working. Both the mouse scroll and touch-pad scroll not working for ...
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MacBook Pro right click issue

I fresh install Debian on an old 2007 MacBook Pro. All works good except for the right click on the touchpad. Using the tweaks I try to adjust it, even rebooting the system but with no luck. I try to ...
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How to enable 2 finger right click in kde plasma with touchpad

By default in kde plasma, clicking ( number of finger irrelevant ) the touchpad converts to a left click. How can I convert a 2 finger click to a right click? At the moment I've modified my touchpad ...
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Lenovo Ideapad S340. MSFT0001 Touchpad Not Working

My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad S340 14 inch. It was initially running windows. After installing Linux mint 19 my touchpad a few months back, my touchpad was working. Then it started moving on its own ...
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Touchpad issue in ubuntu

When I am using two finger scrolling in my touchpad it automatically double click on the files and folders and open it in a new window of file manager and this type of behaviour also shows in browser ...
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bunsenlabs helium synaptics touchpad exists in system but doesn't work

I just install bunsenlabs helium 32bit on my old machine. TOSHIBA NB520 w/ INTEL ATOM INSIDE and 2GB RAM Unfortunately the touchpad does not work propertly. Indeed it doesn't work at all. I have ...
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disable gestures from touchpad running centos8

I have a Panasonic fz-g1 which run centos8 with gnome UI. I trying to set it to run a single application on full screen. When swiping with 2 fingers from top to middle of the screen the app is ...
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touchpad 'tapping' doesn't work in login screen

I am on Kali linux and while logging in if I tap on the touchpad it doesn't work. For exapmle, if I want to activate the password field, I need to hard-press my touchpad on the input field. But after ...
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libinput: delay between touch and button release, making it hard to release a drag and drop

I'm using libinput (on nixos 20.03/KDE plasma 5.17 with default configuration), and I've a quite annoying behaviour: when I untouch my touchpad during a selection or a drag and drop, the click is not ...
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Scroll using touchpad stops working after relogin

I have recently installed Linux mint Cinnamon and everything is nice. I don't use mouse, so for scrolling i use touchpad. In first boot it works, but after relogin it stops working. By "relogin&...
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How can I switch windows by swiping right or left?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. I'm trying to do the same thing that Alt+Esc does. I'm using a Gnome extension called "Gestures". I have configured up and down swipe to change Workspaces. How can I ...
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Shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad in GNOME3 on Wayland

I'm trying to add custom shortcuts to enable/disable a touchpad on my laptop. I have GNOME 3 on Wayland. Using a suggestion from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/571537/138312, I managed to do it ...
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Integrated touchpad of Logitech K400+ not working

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 and have paired K400+ keyboard with the help of Solaar (ver.1.0.1). I am unable to use the trackpad that comes with the keyboard. xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Mouse cursor jumping around the screen and clicking on HP Pavilion x360

I just got a old HP Pavilion x360 that I really want to put linux on, but I'm having problems with the cursor jumping sporadically and clicking things without me touching the touchpad. I tried to ...
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Drag lock not working on fresh Ubuntu 20.04 install

This is a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 from 2016 which came preinstalled with Ubuntu at the time. I had later been running 16.04 for the past 4 years without a problem. Yesterday, I did a fresh install (...
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Set resistance to Two Finger Scrolling

I'm still using the synaptics driver because of the lack of configurability in libinput (the speed of the pointer is bad for small and large distances, there is no coasting, I need to limit the size ...
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IdeaPad 5 Touchpad unresponsive

I have been trying to diagnose my laptops trackpad which is not working. It is detected in xinput: $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Tap-to-Click is Shown, but Can't Be Toggled

The touchpad on my laptop is a poor design, because it doesn't recede down into its housing to avoid my thenar and hypothenar's proclivity for inadvertent tap-to-clicks. In Ubuntu 19.10, using this ...
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How to disable left edge scrolling in touchpad with synclient command?

I have disabled the right edge scrolling in touchpad by running: synclient VertEdgeScroll=0 But, this only disables the right edge scrolling, my left edge can still scroll. I have no ideas why. I ...

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