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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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 (kernel, xorg server, firmware, other?) I have added information from the xinput --list command and the /proc/bus/input/devices file. ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Touchpad click not working in xfce4 linux mint

I am using xfce4 in linux-mint. Touchpad click is not working while I can scroll using 2 fingers and left-right clicks are also working. Contents of file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf ...
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Connect to i2c touchpad (in Device Tree) from Linux userspace

I'm trying to talk to a touchpad/trackpad listed in my laptop's device tree. The touchpad doesn't show up at all in /dev/ like my USB mouse does. I'm using a ASUS C201 Chromebook (codename veyron ...
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

The Thinkpad T480s has a "clickpad": a touchpad where (parts of) the touchpad itself is pressable instead of having physical dedicated buttons. Running X.org 7.7, there is a horizontal stripe at the ...
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touchpad not working on Kali Linux 2 Rolling

I am simply trying to enable tapping on my touchpad. When I move my finger over the pad, the cursor moves, but tapping does nothing. First I opened this question because I was trying to permanently ...
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How to use touchpad in Mint 18.3 Sylvia

I'm using Mint 18.3 Sylvia in my Acer Aspire F 15 F5-573G-77ZP. I have problem in using touchpad, this is when I enable touchpad in Mouse and Touchpad options, I can't move the cursor of touchpad. I ...
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Where is the checkbox to disable the middle button of my touchpad?

This is Debian 9. I've not had this functionality before, maybe because I've always used touchpads with separate buttons. Now on a buttonless touchpad there's the middle button feature, which keeps ...
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Disable touchpad when moving the mouse in Gnome

In Gnome, there is an option to disable the touch pad while typing, but I'd like to have the same option when moving my mouse. Is this possible? And how to set it up?
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Revert changes made by synaptics synclient

I have been trying out various synaptics settings (using synclient) and want to revert them all. (I want to get a clean post-boot state for a final test before commiting the changes to the config ...
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Disable touchpad tap to click in certain areas

My palms resting on my touchpad are being detected as taps, even though I have set PalmDetect=1. I've experienced the same problem using libinput in the past, and am currently using synaptics, but ...
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Wayland Touchpad Jumping - Motion Treshold?

I just switched from Ubuntu 17.10 to Debian Buster Sid, using GNOME 3.26.2. I'm using a Thinkpad T430. See below for more information on my touchpad. $ grep -B 5 mouse /proc/bus/input/devices I: Bus=...
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Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen.6 (2018) touchpad and trackpoint issues with linux

I am having trouble to get my touchpad to work. It does not detect movement or clicks most of the time, and will only very sporadically "wake up", respond for ~one second and then stop. The same ...
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Touchpad on Lenovo V330 (Thinkpad V Series) is not recognized

I've installed opensuse 42.3 on my new Lenovo V330, but whatever I do, the touchpad is not recognized by Linux. I've updated the Kernel to 4.15.7, tried to install tumbleweed, which brought the same ...
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Very High CPU Usage By IRQ #16

I recently noticed that one of my CPUs was idling at around 85-90% and according to top the usage was coming from interrupts, so just like in this question I used a combination of dmesg and ...
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Apple MagicTrackpad2 on Ubuntu

I bought an Apple Magic Trackpad2 and want to use it on Ubuntu 16.04. Actually moving the pointer works, but e.g. two finger scrolling or tap to click doesn't. So I came up with the following ...
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Remove touchpad two-finger right-click

After the latest updates (I assume to gnome-shell), my touchpad right-click switched from "pressing bottom right zone" to "two-finger tap anywhere". I find this confusing and I want to restore my ...
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Alienware R3 touchpad light in linux

I got a new Gentoo linux install running great on my new Alienware 13" R3 laptop. The keyboard lights light up great, but not the touch pad...which does light up in Windows. Does anyone how to ...