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Two-Finger Scrolling on Ubuntu (and variants) - 03-04-2010, 01:00 PM
I just found out that the option for two-finger scrolling exists in Ubuntu, located at System > Preferences > Mouse, under the Touchpad tab. However, simply selecting the option did not work for me. I did a simple google search, and came up with instructions on this page on how to enable and adjust the settings.
For easy reference, and in case the page goes down, I'll copy the instructions here.
Note: This method seems to require a Synaptics touchpad rather than an ALPS touchpad. To see which you have, run grep touchpad /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
1. Locate and open the file 11-x11-synaptics.fdi with root permissions.
On Ubuntu 9.10: sudo gedit /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/11-x11-synaptics.fdi
2. Find this line (line 5 for me):
<merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
and insert the following lines immediately below it:
<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" type="string">40</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateTwoFingerMinW" type="string">7</merge>
If these values don't work for you, read the next section.
3. run gnome-mouse-properties and enable two-finger scrolling in the touchpad tab
4. reboot the computer (or stop gdm, restart hal, and start gdm)
EDIT: This no longer works on Lucid Lynx (10.04).
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