I just installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon (64-bit) and everything is working well except I cannot do 2 finger scrolling on my touchpad (which works in windows). I have tried a couple things to fix it.
I started by opening;
Preferences->Mouse and Touchpad
-I only see a mouse tab and the option for two finger scrolling is not there (touchpad tab is missing)
I tried entering
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mark@mark-laptop ~ $ synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
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sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings gpointing-device-settings
I'm guessing that I need to find a (better?) driver for my touchpad.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/903236
^this is pretty much exactly what I see
I didn't try everything listed in the forum because it didn't seem to help anyone
I do have the Inspiron N5110 15" laptop with the Sandy Bridge i3
If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate it.
I found a solution here:
It works now and is recognized in gpointing device settings2012-10-01 18:33:24
Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R
I've solved this issue for my Dell Vostro 3360.
I've downloaded psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 from here: http://www.dahetral.com/public-download
Then I've downloaded alps.c from here: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=m404GW1G
and replaced old alps.c with downloaded one.
The I've built this module via dkms and reloaded psmouse module. My touchpad now works as it should.
This module contains reverse-engineered ALPSv6 protocol, so it might help other guys with other laptops.
To build the module, unpack the archive, replace alps.c file with new version, downloaded from pastebin, then copy psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 folder to /usr/src. Then run the commands:
to add module to dkms tree: sudo dkms add psmouse/alps-dst-0.4
to compile it: sudo dkms autoinstall
to reload module: sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse
Of course, you have to have dkms installed.
It is a bit sluggish and I will update if I figure that out (probably won't be too hard)
Got the touchpad to stop being sluggish with messing with settings in gpointing device settings