Touchpad Option Does Not Exist Error Fix for Ubuntu 13.04

Hello Linux Geeksters.

By default, some laptops (like: Dell Vostro 3360 or Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 SE) have some touchpad issues when using Ubuntu 13.04, like the 2-finger scrolling not working. This is a fix that worked for me:

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Delete the old dkms driver:

$ cd /var/lib/dkms/psmouse/
$ rm -rf alps-dst-0.4

Download the new driver from here:

$ wget https://www.linuxwind.org/download/psmouse-alps-1.3-alt.tbz

Next, do this tweaks:

$ tar xvf psmouse-alps-1.3-alt.tbz
$ cp -afr usr/src/psmouse-alps-1.3/ /usr/src/
$ dkms add psmouse/alps-1.3
$ dkms autoinstall
$ rmmod psmouse && modprobe psmouse

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5 comments on “Touchpad Option Does Not Exist Error Fix for Ubuntu 13.04
  1. darwin31 says:

    Thank you very much Geekster it is working now! Just one advice. At the final step:

    $ dkms install psmouse/alps-1.3

    worked out better for me.

  2. Erik says:

    Thanks, this worked out nicely now. The scrolling and secondary click works fine, the only problem now is that the pointer doesn’t move around quite as smoothly as it used to. What can be done about this?

  3. fburato says:

    Thank you very much Geekster! It worked like a charm!

  4. Kyle says:

    This worked great after a quick reboot, Thank you

  5. jmanderson7 says:

    Thanks, it worked perfectly.

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