I installed elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 on my ASUS X200MA, run all the updates. I wanted to activate two-finger scroll, ticked the option in the mouse and trackpad system settings. But it doesn't work. I re-entered the system settings, and it doesn't save the option that I'd ticked.

Is it a kernel problem, or a problem derived from its 14.04 Ubuntu base? Because the two finger-scroll is working well in, let's say, Ubuntu 15.10 and all its derivatives.


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If you use synaptics driver you will probably have the synclient program installed. In terminal have a look at your current touchpad settings:

$ synclient -l | sort (Of course it will show the settings without the "sort" - but it is much easier to find settings when they are listed in alphabetically order)

You will get a list with many settings. We are interested in the option "VertTwoFingerScroll". If the output is "VertTwoFingerScroll = 0" the option is disabled. To enable try

$ synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1

Hope this helps.

  • I followed your instruction and found out that I didn't have my synaptics driver installed. Then I stumbled upon this elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/821/… , and now my touchpad works like a charm. It's said that my laptop use elantech driver, and this problem is solved out of the box in 4.x kernel. So it's considered solved, then. Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 1:21

go to system settings and enable multi touch along with two finger scrolling . then it should work fine. i am using asus ux305

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