Ubuntu: Acer Notebook rightclick not working



Question:

I have a problem with my acer e5-571 running Ubuntu 14.04.

The touchpad isn't recognized correctly: I have no right click.

Output from xinput list:

Virtual core pointer                        id=2    [master pointer  (3)]    ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                  id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]    ↳ SYN1B7E:01 06CB:2970 UNKNOWN                id=11   [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)]    ↳ Power Button                                id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]    ↳ Sleep Button                                id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]    ↳ HD WebCam                                   id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard                id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]    ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys                            id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]  

Sometimes there is no cursor at all, and I have to restart a few times till I get one.
Any help / workarounds are greatly appreciated.

Output from Synclient:

Parameter settings:      LeftEdge                = 49      RightEdge               = 1187      TopEdge                 = 48      BottomEdge              = 850      FingerLow               = 25      FingerHigh              = 30      MaxTapTime              = 180      MaxTapMove              = 67      MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180      SingleTapTimeout        = 180      ClickTime               = 100      EmulateMidButtonTime    = 75      EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 282      EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7      VertScrollDelta         = 30      HorizScrollDelta        = 30      VertEdgeScroll          = 0      HorizEdgeScroll         = 0      CornerCoasting          = 0      VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1      HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 1      MinSpeed                = 1      MaxSpeed                = 1.75      AccelFactor             = 0.130976      TouchpadOff             = 2      LockedDrags             = 0      LockedDragTimeout       = 5000      RTCornerButton          = 2      RBCornerButton          = 3      LTCornerButton          = 0      LBCornerButton          = 0      TapButton1              = 1      TapButton2              = 3      TapButton3              = 0      ClickFinger1            = 1      ClickFinger2            = 3      ClickFinger3            = 0      CircularScrolling       = 0      CircScrollDelta         = 0.1      CircScrollTrigger       = 0      CircularPad             = 0      PalmDetect              = 0      PalmMinWidth            = 10      PalmMinZ                = 200      CoastingSpeed           = 20      CoastingFriction        = 50      PressureMotionMinZ      = 30      PressureMotionMaxZ      = 160      PressureMotionMinFactor = 1      PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1      ResolutionDetect        = 1      GrabEventDevice         = 0      TapAndDragGesture       = 1      AreaLeftEdge            = 0      AreaRightEdge           = 0      AreaTopEdge             = 0      AreaBottomEdge          = 0      HorizHysteresis         = 7      VertHysteresis          = 7      ClickPad                = 0  


Solution:1

I found a solution for my VN7-571G-56N0 Touchpad:

↳ SYN1B7F:00 06CB:2970 UNKNOWN  

My solution isn't nice but its a workaround. Obviously the Touchpad isn't detected by the driver. I don't have another explanation for such a bad configured driver.

Step 1: Download enable-rightbutton.sh

Step 2: Identify your touchpad ID using xinput

Step 3: Activate the Clickpad parameter with

synclient Clickpad=1  

Step 4: Run the enable-rightbutton.sh with your Touchpad ID as parameter e.g.

enable-rightbutton.sh 11  

If this works for you too, you just have to put all this into the startup. I made this by adding "synclient Clickpad=1" at the front of the Script and put it into startup (open dash-> type in startup -> open the programm -> add an entry with the script with your ID as parameter)

This may be a useful link. Especially the Part 'Enabling right button click for clickpads on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS'

Just found a german link related to the topic, but because the asker is german it may help him: Touchpad at ubuntuusers.de You can load the settings a cleaner why by defining a new configuration for the touchpad using udev. There are plenty of possibilites to reconfigurate the synaptics driver e.g. changing the sensibilty or auto-turn off the touchpad while writing. It may help you with your other issue.

UPDATE My Touchpad works well with Ubuntu 15.04 Kernel 3.19 now. Anyway its still marked as UNKNOWN in xinput and theres still an error in dmesg.


Solution:2

I had the same problem with my vn7-591G-74QT. Adding

    Option "ClickPad"         "true"      Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "0"    

to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf solved it.

Right click on Synaptic Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 14.10


Solution:3

Type the following commands into the Terminal:

sudo su -c "echo options psmouse proto=exps > /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.modprobe"  sudo reboot  

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