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my elantech touchpad won't work correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 (I had the same problem with 13.04). I can move the cursor and left/right click, but the sensitivity is too high, no scrolling and no multitouch.

Under settings / mouse and touchpad, I have no touchpad tab.

This is the result of xinput list

    ⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PS/2 Elantech Touchpad                    id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ELAN Touchscreen                          id=13   [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)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated Camera                         id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]

I have tried updating the kernel and installing either psmouse-elantech-v6 and psmouse-elantech-v7 drivers, but nothing helped.

What else could I try? Thanks

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You probably have a laptop with a newer version of the Elan touchpad.

Check out comment #137 on this thread - download the dkms package and follow the instructions to see if that helps.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1166442/+index?comments=all

Note that this doesn't seem to work for some Gigabyte notebooks.

[Edit] As requested, the solution from the link above is:

Step 1: Download the following dkms package

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1166442/+attachment/3941591/+files/psmouse-elantech-x551c.tar.gz

Step 2: Run the following commands in the download directory (or adjust the paths accordingly):

sudo dkms ldtarball psmouse-elantech-x551c.tar.gz
sudo dkms install -m psmouse -v elantech-x551c
sudo rmmod psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse
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It would be helpful to copy the solution here and provide the link for reference in case the link goes dead in future –  Mokubai Apr 12 at 18:54
    
Thanks for the answer. I tried that solution, but it made no difference. –  Maiagallo Apr 14 at 12:37
    
@Maiagallo - sorry to hear that. You might want to post your HW info on the open bug for the subset of users for which the fix doesn't work. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1272777 –  Jin Hian Lee Apr 15 at 5:16

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