The first type is the touchpad position packet: A comment should be used, and you will be able to comment on posts that are not locked by a moderator which happens rarely. Just for your consideration in Ubuntu DO NOT install the deb file again. Comment out any old config for synaptics before replacing it with this new config.

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Apple Touchpad Driver appletouch 4.

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Note that for some devices the trackstick buttons are reported in this packet, and on others it is reported in the trackstick packets. I think it should work for all laptops with Alps touchpad.

Check aalps in your mouse preferences, if you find just “mouse” tab and not “touhpad” and your touchpad is behaving like Neanderthal Man this can be a solution for you: Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. X –all where X.

The Wayback Machine still have in cache: Can someone help me out with this issue? Need an update for these in the kernel. I have tried the dkms driver from this link.


I moved to mint due to ppa software needs so I don’t know the current status of this issue in Debian but I assume is still there. Having a problem logging in?

This can of course be omitted. The first type is the touchpad position packet: What was the problem? They hope these examples will help you to get a better wlps of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

Download and try to install the deb file from here as the question indicates, using sudo dpkg -i.

Your mileage may vary. Tried to follow it, but couldn’t compile the psmouse-alps package from http: Synaptic Alps touchpad help.

Have you tried adding the kernel boot options ‘ i This is basically Protocol Version 3 but with different logic for packet decode.

Intelligent Keyboard ikbd Protocol 5.

Configuring Alps Touchpad under Ubuntu Linux

The following solutions were reported to get the touchpad working again: But process is same so won’t matter what name the file has. I’ve given an upvote, but not to get you reputaation.


I first tried to install the kernel with the aptitude command. The response in the new ALPS touchpads is significantly different, and more important in determining the behavior. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Suggests that the touchpad is still not active.

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Thus the bitmap packet can be used for low-resolution multi-touch data, although finger tracking is not possible. That is used to reconfigure the touchpad.

I aborted that and tried apt-getand the only thing it wanted to pull in was initrd-toolswhich I let it do.

SynapticsTouchpad last modified BCM Driver bcm 6. X hope this helps. I saw your suggested edit on the other toufhpad, and have rejected it, sorry.