It seems the newest linux kernel 4. Attempting to set the TouchPadOff setting simply replies that it can't find the Synaptics properties. I probably would have returned my new laptop three months ago if not for this page! I've looked for linux drivers for the V13, but on the Dell support pages there are so far only windows drivers. It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available. What I've learned is that there is a new touchpad manufacturer on the market now called FocalTech I found no information about this touchpad, what's can I do now? Anybody has any ideas how to fix it? As of tonight, I am using the touchpad, all function keys, and full hardware support on this machine running on Linux! The first one is a , then an architecture-specific image you're likely , and finally an architecture-specific kernel header. Thanks Steve Hi Robert, I had screen flickering when I tried to run the patch on an 3.
So, please try both things, report on the outputs, and follow up with what Desktop Environment you use. Hardware version 1 provides basic data integrity verification by calculating a parity bit for the last 3 bytes of each packet. With this in mind, follow all aforementioned steps and apply the present release. The kernel you tried is based off 4. The debouce packet has the following signature: 9. This fix should benefit all sorts of touchpads on Coffee Lake.
I didn't have that in previous builds and thus, I was unable to use the touchpad. I bought a laptop and installed Linux on it and the trackpad is now not working but it was on Windows. The driver tries to support both hardware versions and should be compatible with the Xorg Synaptics touchpad driver and its graphical configuration utilities. It seems to come down to a bug in the i2c driver, and relating to some timing delay not being respected. Dell sent me this link: But I think this driver has already been incorporated with system updates. Hardware version 4 allows tracking up to 5 fingers. On my other linux machines I can scroll web pages by dragging down the right side of the touchpad but not on the v13.
I know that this is not exactly part of the tutorial, but my touchpad is a piece of crap in Linux, I'm kind of depressed having to carry a mouse all the time. Does the pad work with the Synaptic drivers because the hardware is made by Synaptics? For example, when status packet tells there are 2 fingers on touchpad, then we can expect two following head packets. All my Edges seems to be way off, I think this could explain the erratic cursor behavior I am having. Be warned that this can generate quite a lot of data! As soon as I upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 15. I am running archlinux with kernel 4.
Additionally, surveys are not allowed. Native absolute mode 6 byte packet format v4 hardware is a true multitouch touchpad, capable of tracking up to 5 fingers. It may not be Synaptics. Should give you some more information. Then I'll figure out later why linux doesn't see the touchpad.
From my research the touchpad is not correctly recognized. The driver can check these bits and reject any packet that appears corrupted. Hardware version 2 does not provide the same parity bits. Sure, I tried pressing Fn+F7, which has a touchpad symbol on it. Type Name Driver Size Download TouchPad Touchpad driver 11.
When I boot in 4. The Kernel devs had me patch a 4. This laptop does not have integrated graphics. Thanks in advance, Phil 4 years ago : Sorry about that, but the debugging facility had been removed from synclient in the meantime. Currently only the registers for hardware version 1 are somewhat understood. But because there is no freely available Elantech documentation the information is provided here anyway for completeness sake.
Seems you will probably have to file a bug upstream unless you believe it is a packaging issue in which case it should be filed at Might try the 4. Mostly it just shows that my touchpad is conspicuously missing. Initially Linux was intended to develop into an operating system of its own, but these plans were shelved somewhere along the way. Otherwise I am going to file a bug report. Summary of touchpad actions Action Fingers 1 2 3 4 press left click: action right click: context menu, begin browser gesture middle click: paste — tap right click: context menu minimize window top left corner tap close window — — — drag up move browser gestures press only — push tile up drag down — push tile down drag right — push tile right drag left — push tile left rotate right — — — increase zoom level rotate left — — — decrease zoom level In case of basic problems For troubleshooting, please refer to on the Archlinux wiki. One exception is one finger touch. Last edited: 3 years ago.
Cheers I managed to boot it using Mint 19. I am hoping we will see a fix to this soon. This laptop does not have integrated graphics. Not all options are appropriate; for example, Elantech touchpads don't support pressure, and many other touchpads don't support multitouch. Apparently this isn't just an Ubuntu issue.
All of the synclient options work on my platform. The sign of y is opposite to what the input driver expects for a relative movement. Also, has anyone else had better luck with a full Zephyrus M? One thing I could imagine is that somehow the compiled kernel files remained the same from before your edit of the source. I will try the suggested kernel versions the next days to see if this fixes the problem. Hi Floris, Thanks for the input. I have just bought a brand new laptop.