how do I get two finger scholling working with the apple magic trackpad?

Asked by anon trol on 2010-11-06

I finally have the much vaunted apple magic trackpad.

It's recognized in the bluetooth manager and I can use it to move the cursor aorund and left/right click.

utouch is also installed.

The only thing keeping me from ditching my mouse is two finger scrolling (which I absolutely must have before I will abandon my scroll wheel)

When I navigate to System->Preferences->Mouse, none of the configuration features for the trackpad are there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Open Input Framework Edit question
Assignee:
Chase Douglas Edit question
Last query:
2010-11-06
Last reply:
2011-02-23
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) said : #2

More information forthcoming...

Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) said : #3

Hi,

In Ubuntu 10.10 we developed multitouch gesture support. Unfortunately, this gesture support was incompatible with the traditional trackpad input driver, so we lost the ability to perform two finger scrolls or tap to click. If you are running 10.10, you can switch the behavior to turn off gestures and enable traditional trackpad support by adding a few lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch/AppleMagicTrackpad#Synaptics style functionality

In Ubuntu 11.04 this won't be necessary. Gestures and traditional trackpad functionality will both work.

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