touchpad problem 12.04

Asked by Danbalam on 2012-08-13

Hi all,

I'm having a few problems with a new install of 12.04.

The first and main problem is touchpad not working is it should. Initially it didn't even work at all. Then I found a partial solution which required that I install g-pointing-devices. This sort of works, but despite selecting disable touchpad while typing I still have to check where on the screen I am currently typing. Additionally Horizontal scroll doesn't do anything.

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Does the system have a make and model?

Danbalam (baron-von-earwig) said : #2

Yes, my appologies.

The computer is an Acer Aspire One D270.

Why was that not in your initial question?

Danbalam (baron-von-earwig) said : #4

I'm sorry. I'm new to this.

Do you know how to help me?

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dmesg | egrep -i 'touch|mouse'


Danbalam (baron-von-earwig) said : #6

Yeah ok,

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux Lappy-Ver-2 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[ 3.058255] mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 4.057080] input: Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input5
[ 4.057462] generic-usb 0003:046D:C03E.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input0
[ 23.892120] psmouse serio2: synaptics: Touchpad model: 1, fw: 7.2, id: 0x1c0b1, caps: 0xd04733/0xa40000/0xa0000
[ 23.940838] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input11

Are you using a USB mouse too?

Danbalam (baron-von-earwig) said : #8

Currently I have borrowed a USB mouse, but this is only a temp solution. I will be travelling soon and won't be able to take this or another mouse with me my luggage is already over full.

Should I run the test again with no mouse plugged in?

If you use Fn+F7 does the touchpad work?

Danbalam (baron-von-earwig) said : #10

Fn+F7 turns the touchpad on and off. But this isn't really a solution either. I'm trying to make the touchpad work as it was designed. Horizontal and vertical scroll option with two finger gestures + turn off/on (especially off) tapping to click + turn off touchpad when typing. But I think turning off tapping would be the main one I really want to have work in the short term.

So the touchpad actually works?

Danbalam (baron-von-earwig) said : #12

Yes, as I said in the original post.

All I can suggest is report a bug

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