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Touchpad drivers

Postby HAL9000 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:58 pm

Hi, I recently bought an ASUS laptop and installed Mint 13. The touchpad doesn't work correctly:
- left click works only if pressed
- basic movement works
- right click is recognized as a left click

Where could I find some generic (or specific) touchpad driver for my touchpad?

Thank you,
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Re: Touchpad drivers

Postby jimikoukou on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:18 pm

Look at this for the right click and other functions http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=114085,
also sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings
and run gpointing-device-settings to configure some settings.

I've also just installed Mint Mane 13 on a Sony VAIO SVE1111M1EW and after solving the right click issues the main thing I can't get working is to move the mouse pointer with one finger while the other just rests on the touchpad, ready to left click (the particular touchpad is buttonless).
This function works in Windows 7..
Anyone got this working?


-- EDIT --
After many tests, the only way for the mouse to work while one finger rests on the touchpad is to use the exps (or imps) option on the psmouse driver module as stated on the post I quoted above, but then you lose the vertical scrolling and multitouch features even if you configure xorg.conf..
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Re: Touchpad drivers

Postby HAL9000 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:41 am

Thank you, now the situation is this:
1 - pointer movement OK
2 - left click (hard click) OK
3 - right click (hard click) NOT WORKING
4 - left click (soft click) NOT WORKING
5 - multitouch scrolling OK
6 - finger on button while moving pointer NOT WORKING
7 - right section of the touchpad for vertical scorlling OK

I consider the touchpad to be OK if and only if 1 AND ((2 AND 6) OR 4) and 3
I still have to fix 3 and (4 or 6)
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Re: Touchpad drivers

Postby molo3 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:43 pm

I have the same problems! suggestions? thanks
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Re: Touchpad drivers

Postby mattzab on Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:55 am

I'm having the same problem.

On my netbook, HP Mini 110 on Mint 12 the touchpad worked great. Two-finger scroll, and two-finger "right click" worked well. I never tried three-finger "middle click."
I couldn't figure out how to upgrade from 12 to 13, despite using the built-in update manager and running sudo apt-get upgrade. Neither worked. So I just backed up all my content and used a USB drive to fresh install a 32-bit MATE version of LM13. Everything went fine, but then I found that I didn't have the ability to right-click.

In accordance with this advice:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=114085#p635673
I ran
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sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps


After that I lost the two-finger scrolling and edged scrolling.
Also, if I try to click and drag, I completely lose control of the mouse. (as in lack of movement, not to be confused with sporadic movement)
Right click, after running that command, is just the right side of the touchpad and not two fingers like in 12.

If anyone can give any advice that would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to continue to research, and if I find the solution I'll update my post.
Thank you.
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Re: Touchpad drivers

Postby skala on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:49 pm

Same problem here with my new ASUS A55VD-SX051V
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Re: Touchpad drivers

Postby butchertkd on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:54 pm

HAL9000 wrote:Thank you, now the situation is this:
1 - pointer movement OK
2 - left click (hard click) OK
3 - right click (hard click) NOT WORKING
4 - left click (soft click) NOT WORKING
5 - multitouch scrolling OK
6 - finger on button while moving pointer NOT WORKING
7 - right section of the touchpad for vertical scorlling OK

I consider the touchpad to be OK if and only if 1 AND ((2 AND 6) OR 4) and 3
I still have to fix 3 and (4 or 6)


Hi, I am in a similar situation with an asus a55vd-sx400h, linux mint 13 and mate. I have the 4th working out of the box (Selecting the checkbox "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad" in the Touchpad tab of mate Mouse Preferences. I have also got working the 6th with this command:
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synclient ClickPad=1

Thus I only need the 3rd (right hard click) to get it work completely. I could also accept a two finger click as right click (but even that one is not working with the hard click, only as soft click(tap)). I tryed with a lot of configuration of synclient and xinput, but I could find only this. I hope this can help someone, and that we find the right configuration.
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Re: Touchpad drivers

Postby Darkknight512 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:52 am

Hmm, I have problem number 6, I have ClickPad set to 1 but it makes no difference. Whenever the touchpad detects more then 1 touch point, the cursor stops.

Using the modprobe commands work, but of course I lose scrolling.

Help please?
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