Hello everyone. I have an HP DV7-4272us Laptop and same feature appears to exist in Linux Mint 10 (Julia) 64bit. Don't know if it also exists in other Linux versions.
Firstly I thought that was a hardware issue, but after i booted up in DOS and running a VESA GUI partition manager (don't remember the exact name), I found out that everything works ok. Then I installed Windows 7 Home Premium along with the driver I got from hp.com - It works wonderfully.
Now I Installed Mint 10 Julia 64bit and on fresh install The only things working were one-finger moving and left-click (which was initiated by clicking on EITHER touchpad button).
Then, I installed a package named synaptics-dkms, that claims to enable "true multitouch". Restarted my PC, and felt a lot of difference: scrolling (both vertical and horisontal), double-finger detection, palm-detection. But the button configuration still sucks a lot. The same paradigm remained: both touchpad buttons are treated equally, as if it were just one button! Now, if i click on either of them with only one finger touching the touchpad, it apprehends it as a left-button click. But if I click on EITHER of them holding another finger at the same time on the touchpad, it treats it as a right-button click. Apparently, I cannot move windows and drag icons, cause when I press a button, trying to drag something, a contect menu opens. And this frustrates me a lot. I don't know what to do as there are no parameters in synaptics touchpad configuration. I also tried tpconfig tool but with no result. I suppose there must be another driver. Freaking DOS understands those two buttons normally. And Linux can't? Isn't it ridiculous, guys?
soapy138 - I tried your link and it doesn't work. Please give a valid one. Preferably a direct link to an amd64 deb file.