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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Toggle touchpad in HP ProBook 4530s

I have a small problem. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP laptop and among some problems, I'm trying to solve a touchpad problem. It's working, but I can't toggle it on/off. In Suse Linux Enterprise ...
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Configuring Touchpad/Trackball for X

I have just installed my gentoo with X11/Gnome. It works fine with the USB-Mouse, but neither the touchpad nor the trackpoint works. The docs I found seemed to be outdated and were not mentioning the ...
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What does the 'i8042.nomux=1' kernel option do during booting of Ubuntu?

I have a laptop with a multi guesture touchpad. My touchpad never works in any Linux distro such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Linux Mint, Knoppix, Puppy, Slitaz and lots more. I have tried lots of ...
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Looking for a way to improve synaptic/touchpad palm detection

I find that my touchpad's palm detection is pretty awful. I have set it to the minimum sensitivity not ruining my touchpad use (PalmMinWidth=5, PalmMinZ=1), and I still get random bumps whenever I ...
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Middle click with two-finger tap on touchpad

In Linux Mint the default action when tapping the touchpad with two fingers is a right click. How can I change this to middle click?
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My touchpad malfunctions after running for a while

I have 2-finger scrolling set up on my touchpad, using GNOME settings. After running my laptop for a while (several hours), such scrolling is no longer functional, and the touchpad itself is rather ...
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Disable loading of Touchpad

I am currently trying to fix an Advent 4211 Netbook (a rebranded MSI Wind) - and whenever I use the touchpad the mouse (even an external USB mouse) stops working - when I run xev it does not register ...
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How to enable two finger scrolling without trackpad options?

I just installed Katya (linux mint 11) on my new Dell Inspiron 15R, and in Windows, my mouse supports multitouch (two finger scroll, three finger swipe, etc.). I have checked Preferences->Mouse and ...
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touchpad's click isn't working on Arch installation with Gnome

The touchpad's click isn't working(doesn't click when tapped) on my Arch installation with Gnome; I've already installed xf86-input-synaptics. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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How can I manage an oversensitive touchpad?

For the most part, I love my new Dell Latitude E6510. However, the touch pad is driving me mad. It's so sensitive that it will respond to my hands being near it, without actually touching it, if ...
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Linux hardware: Apple Magic Track Pad Alternatives

I'm using Linux as my main OS for few years. Before month or so, i tested apple magic track pad and i loved it since i am using laptop touch pad more than a mouse, it requires less movement of hand ...
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How to disable trackpad taps in Yellow Dog Linux?

I just installed Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 on an old PowerPC laptop. By default, it's interpreting trackpad taps as clicks, which I want to disable. I followed the directions here, and put TRACKPAD_OPT=...
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How to get touchpad functional, again?

I messed something up and can't get my touchpad functional at all on GNOME 2.30 any more. I looked at Mouse Preferences on the Touchpad tab, and can't find the magic switch. The touchpad works on the ...

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