Touchpad Driver

WARNING: This is already installed in Dapper & all versions after, so you won’t need to install it. Click here for a tutorial on how to improve it though.

This page give’s info & links to the synaptics touchpad driver.

Even though your touchpad will work as a regular mouse in Ubuntu.. this driver will improve it by enabling the more advanced options.

You can install this in Ubuntu by either..

Open a terminal & enter..

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Open System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager – in the main menu & search for..


Trouble Shooting Guide!


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