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    ASUS K55A ClickPad Right Click Issue

    Hello, I just bought an ASUS K55A and immediately put Ubuntu 12.04 on it. So far so good, but for whatever reason the clickpad seems a little off to me. The clickpad has two areas on the bottom left and bottom right that are physically clickable. In my initial windows 7 startup, these areas were left and right click respectively and I would like it to behave the same way in Ubuntu as it does seem more natural and easier to use. Right now both buttons result in a left click.

    Also, I accidentally realized that the clickpad handles mouse clicks in the following manner:

    - A single tap on the pad anywhere = left click
    - Two quick taps on the pad anywhere = right click
    - Three quick taps on the pad anywhere = a strange circle with arrows appears in the middle of the screen. Not sure what to do here.

    Dragging and everything else I tested / needed seem to work fine, it's just that darn right click area that I would like to change. Any Suggestions? Thanks!

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    Re: ASUS K55A ClickPad Right Click Issue

    nothing eh :/

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    Re: ASUS K55A ClickPad Right Click Issue

    I am posting this from my Asus X54C, and based on the specs I could find for your model, I think yours is more or less the same touchpad as mine (ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad). However, the touchpad behaviour in my case is as follows:
    - a single tap anywhere on the touchpad = left-click
    - a two-finger tap anywhere on the touchpad = right-click
    - two or three quick taps behave same as they do with normal moue two/three left-clicks (select word/paragraph)

    IIRC, I had to manually enable the 'two-finger scrolling' function in "System Settings > Mouse > Touchpad" tab.

    The circle with arrows you mentioned is, I guess, the 'rotate' function of the touchpad which only works in windows 7 in my laptop (I'm still dual booting with it). I am using 'psmouse' driver with my touchpad, but can't say if that is the reason for the difference in behaviour.

    Please post the outputs of :
    Code:
    xinput -list
    lsmod
    to let us have a peek at your input devices and loaded drivers. I think you must have already played with settings in "System Settings > Mouse > Touchpad". If not, try altering some settings there (although I can't see anything relevant to your problem there).
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    Re: ASUS K55A ClickPad Right Click Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Please post the outputs of :
    Code:
    xinput -list
    lsmod
    xinput -list:
    Code:
    ⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
    ⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                	id=12	[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)]
        ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ ASUS USB2.0 Webcam                      	id=10	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    lsmod:
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    pci_stub               12622  1 
    vboxpci                23199  15244400589488568 [permanent]
    vboxnetadp             13382  14412373197595967675 [permanent]
    vboxnetflt             23441  7130872889771857359 [permanent]
    vboxdrv               287104  481650285748355819 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt,[permanent]
    bnep                   18190  2 
    rfcomm                 47012  0 
    bluetooth             206685  10 bnep,rfcomm
    parport_pc             32734  0 
    ppdev                  17180  0 
    binfmt_misc            17498  1 
    nls_iso8859_1          12713  1 
    nls_cp437              16991  1 
    vfat                   17535  1 
    fat                    61245  1 vfat
    iptable_filter         12810  0 
    iptable_mangle         12695  0 
    iptable_nat            13182  0 
    nf_nat                 25339  1 iptable_nat
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      19630  3 iptable_nat,nf_nat
    nf_conntrack           82962  3 iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
    nf_defrag_ipv4         12729  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    ip_tables              27227  3 iptable_filter,iptable_mangle,iptable_nat
    x_tables               29728  4 iptable_filter,iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,ip_tables
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32111  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek    77948  1 
    uvcvideo               72690  0 
    videobuf2_core         32801  1 uvcvideo
    videodev              111615  1 uvcvideo
    snd_hda_intel          33332  3 
    snd_hda_codec         123847  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13652  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                97231  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    videobuf2_vmalloc      12860  1 uvcvideo
    videobuf2_memops       13368  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    usbhid                 46836  0 
    hid                    99833  1 usbhid
    arc4                   12529  2 
    snd_rawmidi            30655  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    ath9k                 139686  0 
    mac80211              519398  1 ath9k
    ath9k_common           14057  1 ath9k
    ath9k_hw              405977  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    snd_seq                61538  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29708  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14490  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    joydev                 17597  0 
    coretemp               13602  0 
    snd                    79086  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    ath                    23896  3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    i915                  484383  4 
    ghash_clmulni_intel    13180  0 
    drm_kms_helper         46958  1 i915
    drm                   265069  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    asus_wmi               24281  0 
    sparse_keymap          13890  1 asus_wmi
    aesni_intel            51530  2 
    soundcore              14996  1 snd
    cfg80211              202006  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    cryptd                 20396  2 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
    psmouse                87589  0 
    mac_hid                13205  0 
    i2c_algo_bit           13509  1 i915
    video                  19280  1 i915
    snd_page_alloc         18572  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    aes_x86_64             17208  1 aesni_intel
    serio_raw              13211  0 
    microcode              22945  0 
    mei                    40904  0 
    wmi                    19141  1 asus_wmi
    lp                     17789  0 
    parport                46360  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    r8169                  61681  0
    Last edited by nowashburn; October 18th, 2012 at 02:51 PM.

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    Re: ASUS K55A ClickPad Right Click Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by nowashburn View Post
    xinput -list:

    ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
    ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
    ⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=12 [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)]
    ↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ ASUS USB2.0 Webcam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]

    lsmod:

    Module Size Used by
    usbhid 46836 0
    hid 99833 1 usbhid
    ..
    <snip>
    ..
    psmouse 87589 0
    So the touchpad is indeed detected to be same as mine, and also the driver psmouse is there. But I don't see any USB mouse or keyboard in your xinput list which use the usbhid driver. So just as a blind shot, please try removing it, and removing -> reloading psmouse driver also-
    (please note that after executing the 2nd command, the touchpad should stop working. But it will get functional again after executing the 3rd command):
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv usbhid
    sudo modprobe -rfv psmouse
    sudo modprobe -v psmouse
    Just for reference, my xinput -list output is this:
    Code:
    ⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
    ⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                	id=14	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Optical Mouse              	id=10	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ Generic USB K/B                         	id=11	[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)]
        ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ ASUS USB2.0 WebCam                      	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ Generic USB K/B                         	id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    Note that I do have a USB mouse and keyboard attached (via a USB hub), and as far as I could notice, these are the only things that get disabled after removing usbhid driver. So yes, I also have usbhid loaded along with psmouse but it's not causing any troubles with psmouse.
    That's why I'm calling it a 'blind' shot. The idea is to use only what you need, and see if it helps.

    PS:
    Please edit your above post to enclose the outputs in 'Code' tags. It makes the code more readable by preserving its formatting, and thus also makes the post look tidy.
    To do so, just add [code] in the beggining of the code, and [/code] at its end. Or, in advanced edit mode, just highlight the code text, then click on # symbol to auto generate these tags around the highlighted area.
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    Re: ASUS K55A ClickPad Right Click Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    So the touchpad is indeed detected to be same as mine, and also the driver psmouse is there. But I don't see any USB mouse or keyboard in your xinput list which use the usbhid driver. So just as a blind shot, please try removing it, and removing -> reloading psmouse driver also-
    (please note that after executing the 2nd command, the touchpad should stop working. But it will get functional again after executing the 3rd command):
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rfv usbhid
    sudo modprobe -rfv psmouse
    sudo modprobe -v psmouse
    Just for reference, my xinput -list output is this:
    Code:
    ⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
    ⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad                	id=14	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Optical Mouse              	id=10	[slave  pointer  (2)]
    ⎜   ↳ Generic USB K/B                         	id=11	[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)]
        ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ ASUS USB2.0 WebCam                      	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
        ↳ Generic USB K/B                         	id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    Note that I do have a USB mouse and keyboard attached (via a USB hub), and as far as I could notice, these are the only things that get disabled after removing usbhid driver. So yes, I also have usbhid loaded along with psmouse but it's not causing any troubles with psmouse.
    That's why I'm calling it a 'blind' shot. The idea is to use only what you need, and see if it helps.

    PS:
    Please edit your above post to enclose the outputs in 'Code' tags. It makes the code more readable by preserving its formatting, and thus also makes the post look tidy.
    To do so, just add [code] in the beggining of the code, and [/code] at its end. Or, in advanced edit mode, just highlight the code text, then click on # symbol to auto generate these tags around the highlighted area.
    Thanks for the reply and sorry for the delayed response. I upgraded to 12.10 an now it works as expected.I dont know what actually changed but maybe this thread will help someone else with the same or a similar issue.

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    Re: ASUS K55A ClickPad Right Click Issue

    You're welcome ! and...
    Quote Originally Posted by nowashburn View Post
    maybe this thread will help someone else with the same or a similar issue.
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