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    Touchpad and mouse problems.

    Hi.
    Recently, i tried to switch to Ubuntu. However, i'm having one problem which makes work on my laptop (Acer Extensa 5235) impossible. In Ubuntu, it seems that my touchpad isn't working as it should. I can move my coursor, but can't click anywhere. When i try to click, Ubuntu just ignores it. With mouse attached, system works (some time, but then problem occures again), but when i try to use touchpad then my mouse stops working immediately. Furthermore, i tried to install Kubuntu. Great, mouse has no problems at all. But after using my touchpad, it has the same problem as Ubuntu. However, after logging off, I again, can click with mouse\touchpad on the login fields without problems. I'm new to Linux and i'm trying to switch, but I work a lot outdoors and this problem makes it impossible to switch.

    If it's important, I have no problems with my touchpad\mouse in windows, so harware is fine. Tried on 32 and x64 Ubuntu and x64 Kubuntu.

    Solution for Kubuntu is preferred (if different), as I find KDE more suitable for myself.

    I tried to google, but no fix was found. So if you can give me the link where it's solved, Ill accept my stupidity and be gone

    Thank you for your help and pardon my English. Hope you understood what I'm talking about here.

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    Hi everybody! Sorry for my bad English too!
    I have the same problem with an Acer Extensa 5230E.
    USB mouses work fine.
    Once you touch the touchpad, you can click anywhere with no result.
    I tried to investigate and it seems that moving the cursor using the touchpad causes a mouse_left_down (the start of a click) being fired, but mouse_left_up never comes. The result is that further mouse clicks have no effect.

    Is there a way to identify the hardware e.g. the touchpad model no./id?
    Somebody knows what parameter to change to try make this works as expected?
    Thank you very much!

    PS: maybe this thread should go under "hardware & laptops"
    Last edited by abePdIta; September 19th, 2012 at 03:39 PM. Reason: thread move suggestion

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    By cannot click, is that with the touchpad button of tap to click or both?

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    OK, I find some infos; dmesg says:
    psmouse serio2: synaptics: Touchpad model: 1, fw: 6.3, id: 0x12a0b1, caps: 0xa04711/0xa04000/0x0
    Looking for id in Google gives no good results.
    I hope someone can help me.
    Thank you!

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by f8l_0e View Post
    By cannot click, is that with the touchpad button of tap to click or both?
    Both! Not even the USB mouse.
    Last edited by abePdIta; September 19th, 2012 at 04:39 PM.

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    Try running
    Code:
    xev -root
    to see if the button clicks are being picked up.

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    Thanks for your interest!
    I ran xev -root. Here are the results.
    Code:
    ClientMessage event, serial 13, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 13, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 13, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 13, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    […]
    These are the events that occur when the left mouse click does not work.
    Thank you again!

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    I tried to run "xev" immediately after login.
    I never touched the touchpad before I started "xev".
    As soon as I pass the finger on the touchpad (I make the movement to move the cursor, not a "tap" to get a click), left click start (I can see this because the cursor starts a drag operation).
    Code:
    […]
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 13, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 14, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 14, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 14, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0xc00104, (0,0), width 1280, height 800,
        border_width 0, above 0x0, override YES
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 14, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x14c (_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW), time 10713408, state PropertyNewValue
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 14, synthetic YES, window 0x3600006,
        message_type 0x1f1 (_COMPIZ_DECOR_PENDING), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 16, synthetic YES, window 0x3600006,
        message_type 0x1f2 (_COMPIZ_DECOR_REQUEST), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 17, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x21a (_COMPIZ_DECOR_DELETE_PIXMAP), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 18, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    […]
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 18, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    FocusIn event, serial 18, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyInferior
    
    KeymapNotify event, serial 18, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
        keys:  73  0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
               0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
    
    FocusOut event, serial 18, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        mode NotifyUngrab, detail NotifyInferior
    
    CreateNotify event, serial 18, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        parent 0xab, window 0x18009a6, (0,0), width 170, height 33
    border_width 0, override YES
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 18, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0x18009a6, (1281,801), width 170, height 33,
        border_width 0, above 0x18002ee, override YES
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 18, synthetic YES, window 0x18009a6,
        message_type 0x157 (_NET_WM_STATE), format 32
    
    MapNotify event, serial 18, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0x18009a6, override YES
    
    UnmapNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0x18009a6, from_configure NO
    
    UnmapNotify event, serial 19, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0x18009a6, from_configure NO
    
    UnmapNotify event, serial 19, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0x18009a6, from_configure NO
    
    FocusIn event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyInferior
    
    KeymapNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0x0,
        keys:  4294967206 0   4294967168 0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
               0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   
    
    FocusOut event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyInferior
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0xc00107, (-1380,-900), width 1280, height 800,
        border_width 0, above 0xc003db, override YES
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0xc0010a, (0,24), width 65, height 776,
        border_width 0, above 0xc00107, override YES
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0xc00110, (0,0), width 1280, height 24,
        border_width 0, above 0xc0010a, override YES
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0xc00113, (-420,-300), width 320, height 200,
        border_width 0, above 0xc00110, override YES
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0xc00116, (-420,-300), width 320, height 200,
        border_width 0, above 0xc00113, override YES
    
    ConfigureNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        event 0xab, window 0xc003db, (-1180,-700), width 1080, height 600,
        border_width 0, above 0xc00116, override YES
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x1c2 (_NET_CLIENT_LIST_STACKING), time 10724591, state PropertyNewValue
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x1c2 (_NET_CLIENT_LIST_STACKING), time 10724592, state PropertyNewValue
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x1c2 (_NET_CLIENT_LIST_STACKING), time 10724592, state PropertyNewValue
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x1c2 (_NET_CLIENT_LIST_STACKING), time 10724593, state PropertyNewValue
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x1c2 (_NET_CLIENT_LIST_STACKING), time 10724593, state PropertyNewValue
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 19, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x1c2 (_NET_CLIENT_LIST_STACKING), time 10724594, state PropertyNewValue
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 20, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x14c (_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW), time 10724667, state PropertyNewValue
    
    PropertyNotify event, serial 20, synthetic NO, window 0xab,
        atom 0x14c (_NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW), time 10726357, state PropertyNewValue
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 20, synthetic YES, window 0x3600006,
        message_type 0x1f1 (_COMPIZ_DECOR_PENDING), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 20, synthetic YES, window 0x3600006,
        message_type 0x1f2 (_COMPIZ_DECOR_REQUEST), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 20, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x21a (_COMPIZ_DECOR_DELETE_PIXMAP), format 32
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 20, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    
    […]
    
    ClientMessage event, serial 20, synthetic YES, window 0xab,
        message_type 0x149 (WM_PROTOCOLS), format 32
    After this, any further click has no effect (dragging never ends, unless I press "esc").
    From this point onwards, "xev" remains (almost) silent (see my prev. post).
    I have to run "sudo modprobe-r psmouse" so that the "long click" to end.
    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    Try this:
    Code:
     sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    paste
    Code:
    Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad"
    MatchProduct "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "TapButton1" "1"
    Option "TapButton2" "3"
    Option "TapButton3" "2"
    Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
    Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
    Option "CoastingSpeed" "10"
    Option "EdgeMotionMinZ" "30"
    Option "EdgeMotionMaxZ" "40"
    Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "100"
    Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "400"
    Option "FingerLow" "9"
    Option "FingerHigh" "12"
    Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "0"
    Option "ClickPad" "True"
    Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"
    EndSection
    Press control+x to save, and restart

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    Re: Touchpad and mouse problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyd View Post
    Try this:
    Code:
     sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    […]
    Press control+x to save, and restart
    Hi sandyd! Thank you for your reply.
    I edited xorg.conf as you told me, but I did not get results.
    The behavior of the mouse has remained the same.

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