Just install it apt-get install synaptic. A touchpad without this capability reports only the usual “left”, “right” and “middle” buttons: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. You will need to do this to get cdrdao for K3b anyway. Does anyone know how to install the touchpad drivers or get the configuration working? Advanced Configuration with a Graphical Interface This sections describes how to install a GUI configuration tool for your Synaptics touchpad which integrates into your desktop environment.

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Should be achieved installing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics.

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If you’re posting for help, please include the following details, so that we can help you more efficiently: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. For example, to turn the touchpad off, add the line: This is a one CD distro, there is only so much that can go on one CD! You will need to do this to get cdrdao for K3b anyway. Retrieved from ” https: This can of course be omitted.

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Are you new to LinuxQuestions. Kubbuntu that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Enabling SHMConfig In order for tools such as synclientsyndaemongsynapticsksynapticsand qsynaptics to work, they need access to the synaptics touchpad driver’s shared memory. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.


This will work even if a GUI Preference tool is installed. The scrolling seems smooth, I just can’t change two finger gestures. InputDevice “Synaptics Touchpad” The result should look like this: Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.

I agree that Kubuntu has a ways to go in order to catch up to Ubuntu. If this is an issue for you, the touchpad can be configured without enabling SHMConfig by placing the desired options in the X server configuration file logging out and in again.

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If you fix the problem yourself, please post your solution, so that others can also learn. However, when I change the vertical scrolling distance under the scrolling tab way down, even after hitting Apply it still scrolls ridiculously fast. Disabling the Touchpad Temporarily While Typing To avoid accidental mouse movement while typing, syndaemon can be used to monitor the keyboard activity and disable the touchpad for a period of time after the last keystroke.


The synaptics driver is provided by xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. This is not secure if you are in an untrusted multiuser environment.

Debian 9 “Stretch” In most casesmake sure you have xserver-xorg-input-libinput xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-input-mouse installed, and not the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package. You’re saying you have synaptic installed, and you’re trying to install it again?

Does this sidebar need an addition or correction? Linux package management systems. With this enabled, these tools can modify the run-time configuration of the touchpad input driver without restarting the X server.

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Email Required, but never shown. Unsupported Version This article applies to an unsupported version of Ubuntu. Or is there some other issue I’m not realizing? I turned off coasting as well but that only barely helped. The following example shows how to enable tapping and how to configure various other options; synapics probably won’t need everything in it.

For example, a timeout of 1 second: