View Full Version : Multi-touch on touchpad

January 17th, 2014, 08:44 PM
I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 on my new Dell XPS 12 and I have problems with my touchpad multi-touch (2 finger scroll/swipe). How can I enable this? I assume I need to install a driver. I'm still quite new to this:

Here's some info:

stew@kronos:~$ xinput list
Virtual core pointer
-Virtual core XTEST pointer
-DLL05E3:01 06CB:2734 <-- This is my touchpad
-ATML1000:00 03EB:842F
- PS/2 Generic Mouse
Virtual core keyboard

stew@kronos:~$ sudo trackpad show
sudo: trackpad: command not found
stew@kronos:~$ sudo synclient -l
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

My "Mouse & Touchpad" section of "All Settings" just shows:
Primary button : o Left, o Right
Double-click : Slow[-----------------------------]Fast
Pointer speed: Slow[----------------------------]Fast

Oh, and my system has no /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Not sure if that's a problem. Would I have to generate one of these to select a driver?

January 17th, 2014, 09:39 PM
FYI, I've also tried:
1/ gpointing-device-settings, but it didn't add any functionality.

2/ Adding: ppa:sergio91pt/synaptics+clickpads and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, but the ppa 404'd.

3/ Installing synaptiks to manage my device, but it told me that the drivers were not installed.

My X11 stuff is in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ but there are so many files there, that I can't tell which ones are active.

January 17th, 2014, 10:23 PM
I found this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1218973
Does this mean that I need to wait for a new release of the kernel? It desribes my problem EXACTLEY.