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  1. #11
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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    Hi, I'm having the same problems with an HP Pavillion dv3. I would love to be able to use my the multi-touch capabilities (zoom, scroll, even select). Anyone found any solutions? I'm on 10.10. Thanks.

  2. #12
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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    I am also having the same problems described on a HP Pavilion DV7. I have tried every setting I can find under mouse and with no success. Annoying for sure.

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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    For all of those who have Synaptics touch pads, you can try this. Tutorial I made in another thread.

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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    Hi again, I have the Pavilion dm3.
    I tried your suggestion, but the second command to
    PHP Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install synaptics-dkms 
    returns: Unable to locate package synaptics-dkms

    I really love Linux and want to stay with Ubuntu. I have been trying to solve this touchpad problem for months by following all community suggestions. Please, I just want to be able to select, drag and drop with a left-click function like I can on this laptop in Win7 with its touchpad, or on this laptop in linux with a USB mouse.

    If I can't solve this asap I need to leave Ubuntu. Please help.

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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    I suspect I might be having these problems -- I have a Pavilion g6 myself, and cannot change the touchpad settings.

    chasem1991: When doing the update, I get:

    Code:
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/utouch-team/utouch/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz  404  Not Found

  6. #16
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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    i enabled 2 finger scroling and is works great.

  7. #17
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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    Hey all

    Successful two finger mouse functionality on a HP Pavilion dv6 using lucid ubuntu 10.04

    I tried for weeks messing around with different settings in xinput. This is very time consuming due to a lack of good documentation.

    Finally got something acceptable working using the instructions here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/T101MT

    Note: for full functionality/control you also need to do some final (easy) settings manipulation using gpointing.

    Good luck!

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    Re: touchpad erratic hp pavilion dm4

    I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP Pavilion dm4 and had the same eratic track pad behavoir and I had to use a USB mouse to control the curser. I was able to solve the problem easily. I clicked on System Settings/Mouse and Touchpad/Touchpad (tab) and changed the pointer speed. Both acceleration and sensitivity were set all the way to the left (zero). I just changed them to about 10% and presto-magico touchpad worked.

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