Originally Posted by buzzboy
Forget the tar file.
Follow these instructions.
Install git if you don't have it already
Get a copy of the stable code for the driver
sudo apt-get install git
cd into the directory
git clone https://github.com/BlueDragonX/xf86-input-mtrack.git
Install the required dev libs for compiling
sudo apt-get install xorg-dev libmtdev-dev
Install the driver
edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if this does not exist, create it.)
Put this code into it to activate the driver
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Reboot your computer, or restart X to activate the driver.
To tweak the options for the driver (sensitivity, pressure sensing, tap to click enable/disable, thumb width, etc) follow the list of options in the configuration section of the readme here:
You insert the options you want to tweak in your xorg.conf file in between "Driver "mtrack"" and "EndSection"