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  1. #11
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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    I've recently upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit and the problem with the right click on my HP Probook 4520s touchpad reappeared (like it happened in the upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 in last April and the next upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10 in last October).
    Quote Originally Posted by VideoRoy View Post
    Here is what I did:

    1. Create 51-clickpad.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory. Note that xorg.conf.d directory did not exist for me on 12.04 as it did in previous versions so I had to make the directory.
    2. Put the following lines in 51-clickpad.conf

    Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Default clickpad buttons"
    MatchDriver "synaptics"
    Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"

    #Next 3 items added just for the HP Mini to better control the clickpad

    Option "LockedDrags" "1"
    Option "BottomEdge" "4000"
    Option "AreaBottomEdge" "4445"

    EndSection


    3. Logout / Login for changes to take effect.
    The above-mentioned instructions worked.
    Thanks VideoRoy.
    Last edited by HPA; April 28th, 2012 at 04:25 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    Quote Originally Posted by lim1t View Post
    It Works!

    Thanks VR, that really is a good workable setup.
    I am glad it works. My only real problem now is the left click / drag as you mentioned. The Jumpy setting is gone in Precise so for now I am using the Locked Drags parameter I listed above. It helps mostly even with highlighting text for a copy / paste operation.

    Resizing a window is still extremely difficult though.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    Quote Originally Posted by VideoRoy View Post
    Yes that works because by default RTCornerButton = 2. Which means when you tap the lower right corner treat it as a Right Click. 1=Left, 2 =Right, 3=Middle if HW supports.

    For those that are interested in your runtime settings, go to Terminal and type synclient -l That is a lower case "L". You can change runtime parameters by typing syclient RTCornerButton=1 for example. This will make the right corner a Left click instead for a test. All changes revert back after logout / login or restart X server.

    To remain persistent you have to put them in any file with a .conf extension in the xorg.conf.d directory.

    Manpages for this are here http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...naptics.4.html

    I have spent way too many hours messing with this since Maverick.

    Good luck.
    Just correcting myself here any place I said RTCornerButton should be RBCornerButton. The difference is the Top versus the Bottom part of the button.

    Sorry for any confusion.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    I've noticed a new problem with the touchpad after using the VideoRoy's fix.
    Before the appearance of the problem, when I pressed the line between the left and the right click on a link of Mozilla Firefox or in Nautilus, this link opened automatically in a new tab.
    Now this function is not active.
    How can we adjust this?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    Thanks a lot, works pretty well.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    I posted a patched mouse driver for the last two Ubuntu releases and I'm currently working on porting the patch to the Precise kernel. I can get left middle and right click working beautifully on my HP Mini 210 but I'm struggling with dragging. I will have another look when I get a chance to see if I can figure it our. If I get a decent patch together then I will post it here along with installation instructions.

    EDIT: I have now patched the 12.04 psmouse driver and can confirm the following work:

    - Left Click
    - Middle Click
    - Right Click
    - Click and Drag (not 100% but pretty good)
    - Tap to Click
    - Horizontal and Vertical scrolling

    I will get it uploaded with instructions tonight.
    Last edited by AnotherMuggle; May 8th, 2012 at 07:44 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    Thanks, I look forward to that!

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    My main machine is a HP DM4-1265dx laptop, though I do have a custom gaming/media desktop as well.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    As promised I have attached my mouse driver patch for kernel 3.2.0-24-generic-pae. I am using this patch myself but I only just finished tinkering with it so I can't promise anything regarding reliability or whether the patch will work for other people. Hopefully it will help some people out!

    1. Download the attached file to your computers desktop
    2. sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential
    3. cd ~/Desktop
    4. tar jxvf psmouse-3.2.0-24-generic-pae.tar.bz2
    5. sudo mv psmouse-3.2.0-24-generic-pae /usr/src
    6. cd /usr/src
    7. sudo chmod -R a+rx psmouse-3.2.0-24-generic-pae
    8. sudo dkms add -m psmouse -v 3.2.0-24-generic-pae
    9. sudo dkms build -m psmouse -v 3.2.0-24-generic-pae
    10. sudo dkms install -m psmouse -v 3.2.0-24-generic-pae
    11. sudo modprobe -r psmouse
    12. sudo modprobe psmouse
    13. sudo dkms status

    The output of the last command should look similar to this (with no errors):
    "psmouse, 3.2.0-24-generic-pae, 3.2.0-24-generic-pae, i686: installed"

    No need to restart the computer as the driver is now loaded and the mouse should be working, including the hardware right button.
    Last edited by AnotherMuggle; September 18th, 2012 at 07:44 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    The patch worked for me, so far, so good. Thank you!

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 lts Hp touchpad right click problem

    What a great patch. It worked very well. Thank you for the work and for sharing!!

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