View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mouse Trouble

May 9th, 2011, 06:09 PM
I'm having trouble with the mouse/touchpad. Two day old install with everything working fine initially.

A single tap is completely ignored for some reason. Double tapping causes a single click and anything further does no good. I can't open an application by double clicking it with the touchpad. The buttons, however, work just fine.

Also, i can't seem to change mouse cursors, and it is now stuck b/w the default cursor and the white glass cursor, and displays either cursor at specific locations, e.g. the default cursor on the title bar and taskbar but the glass cursor everywhere else.

There doesn't seem to be anything else worth mentioning. That's possibly cause I'm a newbie to Ubuntu and have no idea about linux diagnostics.

I'm using Ubuntu Natty Narwhal on a Compaq CQ45.

May 9th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Post your xinput list.
I have similar problems with Alps touchpad (Aspire 3820T).

May 10th, 2011, 08:15 AM
Post your xinput list.
I have similar problems with Alps touchpad (Aspire 3820T).
Is this what you wanted?

xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Mouse id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint id=13 [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)]
↳ HP Webcam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ HP WMI hotkeys id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ ENE eHome Infrared Remote Receiver id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]

Even I have an alps touchpad. Could it be a hardware issue?

May 10th, 2011, 11:36 AM
It's a software issue.
Alps touchpad in Linux is completely faulty. I got an Aspire notebook and have similar problems. No solution yet. It's a nightmare.

May 10th, 2011, 12:34 PM
So basically, we're done for? :/