I installed Elementary OS yesterday as the first Linux in my life, so I'm total newbie here. I have a small problem with my touchpad. After I open my laptop and log in I have to wait some time because I can't move a pointer. It reacts if I click or tap it, but doesn't move for some time. Could you please help me with that?
Also I'd like to add some gestures in addition to two-finger scrolling, but I suppose it will be another question.


I don't remember how to check what your touchpad model is.

If you have an elantouchpad, which ASUS uses frequently, you will have this problem. I spent 2 days trying ways to fix it without luck. You will need to get a mouse, there just are not Ubuntu drivers for that model touchpad that effectively work.

I assume that is the problem you are running into here.

  • Well, yes, xinput says it's an elan touchpad. It's a pity. – Dnisha Jun 18 '17 at 5:27
  • Yeah, it is. It is quite disappointing. I was also looking for like a small USB touchpad that I could kinda just put over the current touchpad and those don't exist too. It has been an issue for quite a while and I doubt it will be fixed soon. :( – Eosdude Jun 19 '17 at 21:06

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