Ubuntu: Touchpad scrolling not working


I have a Dell 5720 (Inspiron 17R), with a distro based up on Ubuntu 12.04.

My scrolling doesn't work. When I set it to scroll with two fingers, the setting backs to disabled when I open the window again.

I've installed a program "synaptics" but nothing happens and I don't know how to set this up.

Also, the output of "xinput" is this (looks like my system sees my touchpad as a mouse):

⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]  ⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]  ⎜   ↳ MLK 2.4G Laser Mouse                      id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]  ⎜   ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse                        id=14   [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)]      ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]      ↳ Power Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]      ↳ Sleep Button                              id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]      ↳ Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD               id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]      ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                          id=15   [slave  keyboard (3)]      ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]  


Try to install the "Unity Tweak Tool" from Ubuntu Software Center. There is an option where you can activate and deactivate horizontal scrolling.


As user256422 said, install the "Unity Tweak Tool" from ubuntu software center. Open it and in the system section look for "scrolling". You can set it to use 2 fingers or edge, thats up to you. Tested it and worked on my laptop.

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