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Fedora 19 two finger touchpad scrolling, works on Gnome desktop but not Cinnamon?

asked 2013-10-02 15:11:23 -0600

oznah gravatar image

I am having problems with two finger touchpad scrolling on Cinnamon deskop in Fedora 19. This is a fresh install on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. The touchpad works for mouse movement, but it does not work for scrolling. I tried scrolling in terminal & Firefox, but neither work.

I did look at "mouse & touchpad" settings Preferences. The checkbox is checked for two finger scrolling. The Preferences settings seem to have no affect on the touchpad at all.

Thanks for the help.

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Artur, I tried your suggestion. That did not work.

oznah gravatar imageoznah ( 2013-10-03 09:34:35 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-10-03 02:11:54 -0600

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updated 2013-10-08 03:40:05 -0600

Create file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf:

Section "InputClass"
       Identifier "touchpad catchall"
       Driver "synaptics"
       MatchIsTouchpad "on"
       MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
       Option "TapButton1" "1"
       Option "TapButton2" "3"
       Option "TapButton3" "2"
       Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
       Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"

Restart system, and try.

EDIT: As I migrated from LXDE (where above worked fine) to Cinnamon, I noticed, that Cinnamon ignore above configuration, and require to be setup be: System Settings/Mouse and Touchpad, here in tab Touchpad you can turn on touchpad and related options (works for me).

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answered 2013-10-03 14:41:32 -0600

oznah gravatar image

I am not sure why this is required under Cinnamon but not Gnome, but I found the solution.

1. Install gpointing-device-settings

> sudo yum install gpointing-device-settings

2. Run gpointing-device-settings

> gpointing-device-settings

3. Select the “Scrolling” tab.

4. Check all that apply

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These settings don't persist after a reboot. Looking for another solution.

oznah gravatar imageoznah ( 2013-10-09 12:04:02 -0600 )edit

Installing dconf-editor seems to do the trick. Go to org/cinnamon/settings-daemon/peripherals/touchpad and change the settings you need.

oznah gravatar imageoznah ( 2013-10-09 12:05:47 -0600 )edit

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