Unstable touchpad Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series [SOLVED]

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Unstable touchpad Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series [SOLVED]

Post by Puggu » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:01 pm

I'm quite new to Linux so sorry if this is a dull question to be asking but my cursor is really unstable on my laptop. No matter how slow I slide my finger across it'll fly across the screen; for some reason it doesn't do this on my mouse. I've tried changing the sensitivity but it doesn't seem to do anything. When looking online I did see people post this input quite a bit so I hope this will be of some use.

User-DELL:~$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ G2Touch Multi-Touch by G2TSP id=10 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Synaptics TM3096-006 id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=15 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Intel HID events id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]

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User-DELL:~$ xinput list-props 15
Device 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad':
Device Enabled (143): 1
Coordinate Transformation Matrix (145): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
libinput Tapping Enabled (282): 1
libinput Tapping Enabled Default (283): 0
libinput Tapping Drag Enabled (284): 1
libinput Tapping Drag Enabled Default (285): 1
libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled (286): 0
libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled Default (287): 0
libinput Tapping Button Mapping Enabled (288): 1, 0
libinput Tapping Button Mapping Default (289): 1, 0
libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (290): 0
libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled Default (291): 0
libinput Disable While Typing Enabled (292): 1
libinput Disable While Typing Enabled Default (293): 1
libinput Scroll Methods Available (294): 1, 1, 0
libinput Scroll Method Enabled (295): 1, 0, 0
libinput Scroll Method Enabled Default (296): 1, 0, 0
libinput Click Methods Available (297): 1, 1
libinput Click Method Enabled (298): 1, 0
libinput Click Method Enabled Default (299): 1, 0
libinput Middle Emulation Enabled (300): 0
libinput Middle Emulation Enabled Default (301): 0
libinput Accel Speed (302): 0.000000
libinput Accel Speed Default (303): 0.000000
libinput Left Handed Enabled (304): 0
libinput Left Handed Enabled Default (305): 0
libinput Send Events Modes Available (263): 1, 1
libinput Send Events Mode Enabled (264): 0, 0
libinput Send Events Mode Enabled Default (265): 0, 0
Device Node (266): "/dev/input/event6"
Device Product ID (267): 2, 7
libinput Drag Lock Buttons (306): <no items>
libinput Horizontal Scroll Enabled (307): 0
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Re: Unstable touchpad Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series

Post by catweazel » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:39 am

Puggu wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:01 pm
I'm quite new to Linux so sorry if this is a dull question to be asking but my cursor is really unstable on my laptop. No matter how slow I slide my finger across it'll fly across the screen; for some reason it doesn't do this on my mouse. I've tried changing the sensitivity but it doesn't seem to do anything. When looking online I did see people post this input quite a bit so I hope this will be of some use.
<snip unneeded dump>

In a terminal:

sudo apt install --reinstall xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
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Re: Unstable touchpad Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series

Post by Puggu » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 am

Its hard believe but I think that did the trick... Thank you so much for your help.

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Re: Unstable touchpad Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series

Post by catweazel » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:59 am

Puggu wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 am
Its hard believe but I think that did the trick... Thank you so much for your help.
It's my pleasure :)
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