[lubuntu-users] Fujitsu Lifebook S761 (scroll wheel-pad issue)

scrooyahoo at riseup.net scrooyahoo at riseup.net
Thu Jul 21 21:03:14 UTC 2016

yesterday i have followed those links and got lost in the iungle.

i'm a bit cautious, i don't want to mess up the touchpad.

The fujitsu S761 has a 2 pads
the normal mouse pad, and a little round pad that has scrollwheel 
functionality when you draw circles on the round pad.

this is what it looks like

the lifebook in that link is a different one (doesn't have the 
scroll-pad)  but in the description it talks about 2-finger scroll 
functionality (that's a different puppy alltogether)

Now it is not clear to me if it is safe to try the stuff in that post.

right now it works with the Synaptics driver.

in xinput i see this:
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  
⎜   ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse                      	id=14	[slave  pointer  
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

A google search tells me that many use the synaptics driver on ALPS 
touchpads, but is there a way to see (in software)
if the actual hardware is ALPS or Synaptics.   I guess it is ALPS, 
allthough wherever i look in Ubuntu it says Synaptics... so is that 
correct, or is this just messy.

so how safe is to install that ALPS stuff? Not sure if i have the skills 
to go back to what i have right now if the ALPS option doesn't work.  
Tomorrow I'll make sure i have a mouse as backup. And hope to have the 
guts to try this.

BTW, where does the synaptics stuff live in Lubuntu??  is there a config 
file or something?

On 2016-07-20 14:49, Andre Campos Rodovalho wrote:
> See this and all links...
> http://askubuntu.com/questions/428406/touchpad-on-fujiitsu-lifebook-ah532-not-working-correctly
> 2016-07-19 21:09 GMT-03:00 <scrooyahoo at riseup.net>:
>> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=160270
>> looks like this never got fixed for the S761 any idea how i can try 
>> this
>> on Lubuntu?
>> Seems like this function is not very populair, thought it would be 
>> cool to
>> get this fixed.
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