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    Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    Hey everyone!
    (I really hope this was the right category...it seemed the most appropriate)
    I just installed ubuntu 10.10 on my thinkpad t410 and so far I'm loving it. The only (fixable) downside for me is that I cannot enable two-finger scrolling in the preferences. After spending all day trying various solutions on the internet and these forums, I decided to post asking for help.


    Thanks!
    pandaaacatttt17

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    Have you tried installing "pointing devices" and configure it there?

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    Try using synclient from a terminal.

    Code:
    synclient -l
    Will show current options, 1 is set & 0 not set

    Code:
    man synclient
    To see synclient manual.

    Synclient set the options used by synaptics.

    Code:
    man synaptics
    To see synaptics manual with list of all options.
    Last edited by IcarusR; October 23rd, 2010 at 12:48 PM.
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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by IcarusR View Post
    Try using synclient from a terminal.

    Code:
    synclient -l
    Will show current options, 1 is set & 0 not set

    Code:
    man synclient
    To see synclient manual.

    Synclient set the options used by synaptics.

    Code:
    man synaptics
    To see synaptics manual with list of all options.


    I've tried using the synclient commands in terminal a number of times...but I don't think I quite understand what to do. When I enable (put to 1) VertTwoFingerScroll nothing is changed. Are there other options I need to be changing?

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    Hey Guys!

    creating the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-twofingerscroll.conf with the following content:
    Code:
    Section "InputClass"
    	Identifier	"Zwei-Finger-Bildlauf für Touchpads einschalten"
    	MatchProduct	"SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
    	MatchDevicePath	"/dev/input/event*"
    	Option		"VertTwoFingerScroll"	"on"
    	Option		"EmulateTwoFingerMinW"	"8"
    	Option		"EmulateTwoFingerMinZ"	"40"
    EndSection
    And setting desktop->gnome->peripherals->touchpad->scroll_method to 2 in gconf-editor did the magic for me!

    Now I have Two-Finger-Scrolling with Ubuntu 10.10 on my Thinkpad T410!

    -- Slyon

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    Exclamation Re: Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    WHY??? WHY???

    Why do we need to follow all this steps that sometimes we don't understand...?

    Why is not enough to setup VertTwoFingerScroll to 1 in synclient...?

    Why is not enough to modify gconf-editor variable /desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad/scroll_method to 2....?

    Why do we need to create this file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-twofingerscroll.conf...?

    now I end up with a buggiest 2 finger scrolling that works randomly and 90% in the inverse direction...!

    ----- "I've got blisters on my fingers!" ------
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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    Quote Originally Posted by P4man View Post
    Have you tried installing "pointing devices" and configure it there?


    Yes, I have. Everything is enabled inside of that box but I still cant use two-finger scrolling.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.10 two-finger scrolling doesn't work

    Please click one of the Quick Reply icons in the posts above to activate Quick Reply.

    The pointing device did the trick for my aging black MacBook.
    MacBook (black) 2Ghz Core 2 Duo, dual boot OSX 10.6.5 and Linux Mint 10 Julia
    iMac 10,1, 21.5", 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, OSX 10.6.5, Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox

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