Apple Magic Trackpad multitouch configuration

Today I installed the Ubuntu 10.10 release on my Desktop PC. I was running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with an Apple Magic Trackpad and everything was working fine. After today’s fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.10, I don’t see my Apple Magic Trackpad’s multitouch working. Two-finger scrolling and three-finger third mouse button clicking are completely broken.

Has anyone else experienced a similar issue? Has anyone had success with Ubuntu 10.10 and an Apple Magic TrackPad?

Please help me to fix this issue. Your help is highly appreciated…

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

So far I’ve only had success in 10.10 by using the “synaptics” driver.

Put the following in your xorg.conf:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "multitouch touchpad"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "synaptics"

Once that’s done, you should be able to tweak the cursor speed, scrolling speed and other parameters with gpointing-device-settings. Not sure if it’s legacy now, but you may need

Option "SHMConfig" "True"

in the above section for that as well.

Solution 2

With multiple monitors and ATI eyefinity (3 screens 5760×1080 px) I had a problem with the vertical and horizontal movement speed and acceleration of the mouse pointer with the Apple Magic trackpad in Ubuntu 11.04. (I use the ATI propriety FGLRX drivers)

Also i wanted to simulate the fast flick-to-scroll behavior with two fingers as in OSX.

My settings for the Magic trackpad in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "InputClass"      
    Identifier      "Apple Magic Trackpad"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    MatchUSBID      "05ac:030e"
    Driver          "synaptics"
    Option          "VertScrollDelta"  "50"
    Option          "HorizScrollDelta" "50"
    Option          "MinSpeed"         "0.6"
    Option          "MaxSpeed"         "1.3" 
    Option          "AccelFactor"      "0.08"
    # these two options are for multiple monitors 3:1 ratio.  
    Option          "VertResolution"   "1"
    Option          "HorizResolution"  "3"

Solution 3

wiki.ubuntu page about 10.10 and Apple Magic Trackpad

Solution 4

Read post on blog:

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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