Solve ALL your problems with the Touchpad

Hello, how are you friends?

Use ArchLinux (that many know hehe), it happens that the touchpad of my laptop (Synaptics touchpad) works normal, that is, I pass my finger over the area and the pointer moves, but it does not scroll vertically, not even when I press with a finger on the area is clickable or anything similar.

The fact is that I had to manually configure the touchpad, and here are the steps 😉

1. Open a terminal.

2. In it write the following:

sudo kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf

It will ask for your password, they write it and press [enter]

3. In the document or text file that will be opened, they must paste this what I left them HERE.

4. Once it is stuck there, they save it and close it.

5. Ready, reboot and you should have the touchpad fully working 😀

If you want to make any changes, questions, questions or whatever, let me know.


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  1.   Holmes said

    good dica, I'm going to write in my notebook!
    vlwfwi, Holmes

  2.   Carlos said

    It's very good, I'll try it. Thank you.

  3.   Maxi said

    This is to activate the multitouch of the pad? I have multitouch activated to scroll, but not zoom. I am also an ArchLinux user, I am very satisfied with this distribution after breaking 2 ubuntus and 1 debian haha ​​🙂

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <"Linux said

      My touchpad does not have multitouch support, that is, this configuration that I put allows you to scroll in two ways:
      - Swiping your finger over the section or area of ​​the touchpad intended for scrolling (right part that has little lines ...)
      - If you put 1 finger instead, put 2 fingers anywhere on the touchpad and slide them down and up, you will see how it scrolls.

      Is this what you mean?


      1.    Maxi said

        Exactly, scrolling with 2 fingers seems to me to be multitouch. I have activated the scroll with 2 fingers and the one on the right of the touchpad, but I also have the possibility of zooming with 2 fingers in the iphone style (tested in win7), but in linux I could not make it work yet. Now I'm on a pc to repair, but then I give you my 10-synaptics.conf, which is a little shorter than yours.
        Cheers! 😉

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <"Linux said

          I understand you, the scroll you mention is the circular scroll, right? In the conf I put there are the lines for this scroll, you just have to uncomment them, restart and tell me if it works for you.
          HAHAHA yes ... mine is quite extensive HAHAHA ... I tried to cover it all HAHAHA

          1.    Maxi said

            Great, I did not know the circular scroll, now I activate it and I'll tell you 🙂
            My 10-synaptics.conf has just the following:
            Section "InputClass"
            Identifier "touchpad catchall"
            Driver "synaptics"
            MatchIsTouchpad "on"
            MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
            Option "VertEdgeScroll" "True"
            Option "TabButton" "0"
            Option "TapButton1" "1"
            Option "TapButton2" "2"
            Option "TapButton3" "3"

            And with that I have the scroll on the right side and the tapping (I think it's called like that) to click.
            The scroll with 2 fingers I have it activated from the xfce configuration.

            1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <"Linux said

              Good luck, I am not an expert far from it but any doubt here I am 🙂

          2.    Maxi said

            The circular scroll does not work for me, I had to uncomment the line that says Option "CircularPad" "0"
            And I just see that you have disabled horizontal scrolling with 2 fingers, does it work one at a time or can both be enabled together?
            Cheers! 😉

            1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <"Linux said

              Ah, well yeah hehe… 0 = deactivated 😀
              The horizontal scrolling with two fingers does not work for me, but it may be because my touchpad does not allow it ... no idea, I put those lines anticipating that it will work for someone 😉

            2.    elkin fernando said

              Hello, can you help me to solve my touchpad in kali linux, the left click does not work for me and I can only do it with the right click to select.
              I stay tuned, thank you.

  4.   Hache said

    Pity! In my case nothing changed ...: S
    We will keep trying xD

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara <"Linux said

      WTF… amazing, I have tested it on more than one laptop and it has worked 🙁
      My apologies friend ..

  5.   gkahn said

    Hache, I'm starting with Arch, and at first the same thing happened to me, I went to the wiki and it told me that I should install xf86-input-synaptics, after that I put what appears in the paste shared by @ KZKG ^ Gaara <"Linux and everything perfect.


    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Thank you
      A pleasure to know that it worked out for you 🙂

      Greetings and welcome to the blog 😉

  6.   Carlos said

    A question I want to know if you can activate the zoom in any way when making pilliscos on the touchpad?

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      pilliscos? Sorry, I didn't understand you 🙁

  7.   Horacio said

    One question the configuration worked well for me on my debian to a point since I can't make the scrolling in some browser go up and down. I don't know what it's called technically. would you have any idea how to solve it?
    greetings and very good blog

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      This is because the configuration if I remember correctly I set it so that the scroll or vertical movement (from top to bottom and the opposite) was with 2 fingers. Put 2 fingers on the touchpad and move them both up and down at the same time, tell me if it works for you.


      1.    Horacio said

        you are correct it works with 2 fingers, do you remember how to modify it to be with one finger?
        thanks and regards

        1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

          On line 57 where it says: Option «VertTwoFingerScroll» «1»
          Change that 1 to a 0 and you should already deactivate the 2 fingers.

          1.    Horacio said

            I modified it like you told me but it doesn't work

            1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

              Did you restart the computer?

            2.    elav said


            3.    Horacio said

              if i restart the computer clear

          2.    Horacio said

            it's weird because on the same pc I have a manjaro too and with this same configuration and the touchpad works the most well

  8.   Ky0l34 said

    It's excellent!
    It worked perfect for me on a Debian Wheezy, thank you very much.


  9.   JuanMa said

    Hello, how are you, friend, could you upload the code again if it is not too much trouble. thanks for all the contribution you give

  10.   Juan Manuel said

    Hello, could someone give me the configuration that the link is no longer present, please thank you.

  11.   Marck said

    If it detects me. But I have a little problem. The ENTER key doesn't work for me. how can I do?
    Linux Mint Olivia (15) loaded from usb.
    HP nx6110 laptop.

  12.   Ivan Molina said

    I use this command:
    and he served me my touch pad 😀
    sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto = imps

    I tested it on an Acer Aspire One D257

  13.   guillermoz0009 said

    The file is no longer available.

  14.   Victor said

    Good! It works very well. Thanks for the info =)

  15.   VaryHeavy said

    It hasn't worked for me. I still can't scroll in Kubuntu 14.04 (where by the way, the file in question is /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf, or at least I haven't found another one).
    Also, when I open KDE Systemsettings> Input Devices> Touchpad, I get a message saying "Synaptics driver is not installed (or not used)", even though I have the " xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ». I don't know what to do anymore, the truth is, the touchpad works for me but the scroll doesn't (in Windows it is done with two fingers on this computer), and that the KDE touchpad configuration module skips me with that message makes me suspect that to do with it, but I have no idea how to fix it. Any ideas around here?

  16.   Jesus Guillermo Rivera said

    hi, i'm new to linux, i find it very complicated, however i want to learn.
    help please, I have a HP folio 13 lap, it has a synaptics touchpad, but it works kind of silly »that is to say, it is not very precise when it comes to putting my finger through it, which does not happen in windows, I would like to know if it is due to the drivers, and if so, how do I install drivers for this mouse in linux mint cinnamon, thanks

  17.   Jose Francisco said

    Hello, I would like to know how to activate the vertical scroll for Ubuntu 12.04 lts «it happens that the touchpad of my laptop (Synaptics touchpad) works normal, that is, I pass my finger over the area and the pointer moves, but it does not scroll vertically, not even when I press a finger on the area does it click or anything similar »exactly the same thing happens to me. I would like to know if you could help me, thank you.

  18.   Enrique Delgado said

    On an HP Pavilion 250 Laptop Computer - G4 TPN-C125 - Debian 8 64bits use what Ivan Molina indicated.
    sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse proto = imps
    Thank you very much for all the contribution !!!!
    PS: The access link to the code no longer works, it would be ideal to upload it again 😉

  19.   Luis said

    Hello, you can upload the file again because it does not work and I have problems with my touchpad thanks

  20.   Yuri Lazo said

    your link that says "here" is damaged, I need this info, if you could update it, I would appreciate it very much, thank you very much in advance

  21.   Kakashi said

    Hello, I have a problem with my touchpad mouse; When I move it by pressing A Key, It does not move and This is very complicated for some games I am from Lubuntu

  22.   Angel Rodriguez said

    Good good. Sorry, I would like to repair this error. I click on the link of what I am supposed to paste and there is nothing.

  23.   Delorian said

    HDP. it does not work and they are just advertisements.