Ubuntu touchpad problem

2018 06 16 2 Comments

When I install Kubuntu to my computer, unfortunately touchpad was not working. Tried a few ways and this way worked for me. (Xiaomi notebook pro)

sudo apt remove xserver-xorg-input-synaptics xserver-xorg-input-evdev
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-libinput

After then sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-touchpad.conf
Type these inside vim editor:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "touchpad"
    Driver "libinput"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    Option "Tapping" "on"
EndSection

And press ESC, then :wq

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2 responses to “Ubuntu touchpad problem”

  1. Anarchotaoist says:

    Was it totally not working?
    It works for me in Kubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish.
    I am not happy with the clicking function though. Right clicking is likely to bring up sticky notes rather than the menu! (The trackpad seems flimsy though)
    I changed the settings to tap – which I am not a fan of, but it is working.
    Would there be any point in changing to libinput?
    ps What have you done, if anything, regarding screen tearing with the Nvidia? Thanks!

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