Thank you very much guys. JKMirko 96 1 4. You just saved me a bunch of time. The response in the new ALPS touchpads is significantly different, and more important in determining the behavior. It simply needs to be enabled.

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Also try to tap with two fingers.


And, if you butch your xorg. Thanks for the clear process. Ubuntu Blog Not quite everything about Ubuntu, but close. Install the driver and then go to the mouse options in the Control Panel.

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Before filing new bug please look in the common bugs section. This one is taken from the link from JKMirko’s post above. The Linux mouse buttons can be remapped for left-handed use by doing: Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Had problems with the alps touchpad on my S too. The following solutions were reported to get the touchpad working again: Then, you travkpad the list for as many buttons as shown by the first xmodmap. For protocol version 2 devices when the trackpoint is used, and no fingers are on the touchpad, the M R L bits signal the combined status of both the pointingstick and touchpad buttons.


Still no success with enabling edge or two-finger scrolling as yet, although the edge-scrolling option is now not grayed out trackapd the Mouse and Touchpad control panel.

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Bad return status for module build on kernel: A comment should be used, and you will be able to comment on posts that are not locked by a moderator which happens rarely. Execute at a terminal: Hopefully this thread is not dead yet.

liinux Originally Posted by malloc. The new touchpad signatures are named: I looked for it in the dell repos, but no luck, so I did:. Ubuntu Linux Lover since January 10, That is used to reconfigure the touchpad. I dont know why the easy launcher keeps popping up!

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Submitted by chip on Wed, Jul – 9: The procedures for manually configuring the xorg. Tested and works in Ubuntu Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

Alps Touchpad on Dell: Now these scripts have changed, there is no more a install. The latter design choice was made. I saw your suggested edit on the other answer, and have rejected it, sorry.


The packet type is given by the APD field, bits of byte 3. But when I tried to install it with dpkg -i command, dpkg returns the following error: Here are more detailed instructions on installing this module than in links provided in the answer.

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