Saturday, March 16, 2013

Touchpad scroll not working in Ubuntu

Installing gsynaptics – a graphical interface to control the touchpad

This app does however require that SHMConfig be enabled.

To do this, open a terminal and enter :

Try this open a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+t 

sudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi

and in the file that opens, place the following text:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
<match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">True</merge>

Now you can install gsynaptics:

sudo apt-get install gsynaptics

The final step is to reboot, so that SHMConfig is enabled. Once rebooted, you will have a new item in your Preference menu, “Touchpad” (which is gsyanptics).

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Or, Alternatively try out this :

Try this open a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+t then type:
sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps
Then if it works please create a file "/etc/modprobe.d/touchpad.conf" and put "options psmouse proto=imps" in it, so, type:
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/touchpad.conf
put the row:
options psmouse proto=imps
into the file, save and close, then reboot to test if it works...