Problem with touchpad left button in Ubuntu 10.10

Asked by Juan Carlos Correa on 2011-07-18

Hi:

This problem occurs when using the combination of touchpad and left botton. For example, when I try to select text in a document, when I'm selecting the text (left touchpad button) suddenly, the text is deselected. Another example: when I'm going to move a tab on any web browser, it's released. Also if I click on another tab it's closed. Also if I click in a link this opens in a new tab.
I tested this in ubuntu 11.04 and I have no problem. I installed Windows XP as well and the touchpad works well)

My laptop is a HP 500, intel pentium M

Kernel 2.6.38

Thanks in advance

PS: Sorry my english

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actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-07-19
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2011-07-19
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2011-07-18

Try:

sudo -i
echo options psmouse proto=exps > /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf
exit

Reboot to test

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

Haha,I pressed the feedback button : ) but I want to add: which is the reason of this problem? why it occurs in ubuntu 10.10 and not in 11.04

Many thanks actionparsnip

The psmouse module drives the device, but it need the extra option: proto=exps to work, the config file you made tells the OS to use this extra option which makes it work.