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    HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    my touchpad right click doesn't work. Meaning, nothing happens when I right click. I have a button on my key board for right click, but doesn't right click on items where mouse pointer is hovering, I usually right clicks, on different spots, except if it is a clickable item like a file in nautilus, but it wont't work for highlighting. I also went into ubuntu mouse settings and found an annoying work around, i enable right click with long click, so basically after 2 seconds left clicking right click menu context shows up, only problem with that is, it doesn't work well for certain things like links for example, any one on what to do to troubleshoot this?

    here's a complete report of my hard info: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1567633/hardinfo_report.html I'm giving all out, just in case i forget to mention anything, by the ways, i'm on maverick RC AMD 64, HP dv7, synaptic touchpad integrated, not a plug and play.

    ruling out the possibility of it failing because of something i installed, this is a fresh install, ruling out hardware issue, mouse works well under windows. for troubleshooting sake, switched from right handed to left handed, the right click (select) works fine, but the left click (menu) wouldn't bring menu up. I know it has to do with the touchpad configuration on my laptop because USB mouse works.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1574015
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1572412
    are the threads that might be related, but they are about physical keyboards and mouse and not touch pads..

    also found this bug, but not quite what i'm looking for.

    I also tried using easy strokes to set my right click as ctrl clik, but it doesn't work well.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad
    the instruction here are useless, maverick doesn't support hal. SMHConfig doesn't work either. My XORG file has nothing on synaptic touchpad. synclient makes mouse freeze instead and doesn't solve issue, makes it even worse because it freezes the USB Mouse too. syndaemon only starts and restart touch pad nothing else.
    Last edited by kmas; October 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 PM.

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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    Have you tried 10.04 and 9.10?
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    yeah i'm just coming from 10.04, it works there..

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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    Then it seems to be a bug with 10.10 RC and your Touchpad

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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    It would be great to open a bug report in Launchpad for 10.10 (or confirm it, if there is already one).
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabot View Post
    To get the trackpad working correctly you need to use the terminal and enter in the below commands. Make sure you press enter after each command:

    Code:
    sudo su
    Code:
    echo options psmouse proto=exps > /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.modprobe
    Code:
    reboot

    Once the computer reboots your trackpad will be able to do left click and drag and right clicking.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1388164&page=6
    This fixed it on mine

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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    your solution fixed the right click and left click but it broke everything else... mouse is now very laggy, even if i lower sensitivity it takes forever to take cursor from one end of the screen to the other.. also broke, middle click, edge scrolling, horizontal scrolling and dragging..

    also noticed after that, one tab for the mouse option disappeared. I'm navigating through that thread and will report if i fix the other issues..

    took a shot at filing a bug.. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...cs/+bug/654716
    Last edited by kmas; October 4th, 2010 at 07:33 PM.

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    Arrow Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    found a temporary solution. filed a bug. @ https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...cs/+bug/654716 then my bug was linked to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/582809, and the solution for this bug, is POST 61 Under the bug..

    in case link doesnt work in furture, here is the content..
    Code:
    It's possible to use dkms to build the psmouse module for the buttonless synaptics touchpad on some newer netbooks.
    
    First make sure dkms package is installed.
    
    Next download this patched source archive for the psmouse module from kernel 2.6.35-22-generic on maverick. I just posted it to this bug, it's called: psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic-patched.tar.bz2
    
    In a terminal, unpack the source archive in /usr/src
    
    Next, in a terminal, enter these commands:
    
    sudo dkms add -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    sudo dkms build -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    sudo dkms install -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    
    This should install the psmouse.ko module in /lib/modules/<kernel version>/updates/dkms. Reboot to load it.
    
    If the mouse doesn't function properly, use this command to check if it's installed.
    
    sudo dkms status -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    
    If it's not, then try rebuilding it with
    
    sudo dkms build -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    sudo dkms install -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    
    Once a new kernel is issued with a fix, then you can remove it with:
    
    sudo dkms uninstall -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    sudo dkms remove -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic --all
    
    I also believe that dkms will automatically build and install it on any kernel upgrade, but haven't tested that yet.
    
    After installing any kernel update, you can test with
    
    sudo dkms status -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
    
    and if it's not built, use the above commands to build and install it.
    
    Reboot to make it effective.
    
    For more info, see man dkms for the official documents.
    *PS use at your own risk.. i don't recommend messing with dkms unless you absolutely either feel that courageous or know what you're doing...
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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    This worked beautifully - genius! Thanks!

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    Re: HP Touchpad Laptop mouse right click not working

    thanks

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