Asus touchpad not recognized - works as mouse

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 with a Gnome environment. Basic operations on my touchpad work (like tap-clicks, dragging, etc.) but touchpad features like right-clicking, 2-finger scrolling, zooming, etc. do not. (also palm detection doesn't seem to work and it can drive a person crazy).

The laptop is Asus ROG GL552 with a (probably) synaptics touchpad.

All settings > mouse & touchpad doesn't seem to recognize the touchpad and shows the mouse.

Here is the output of 'xinput list'

⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]

⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]

⎜ ↳ ELAN1000:00 04F3:0401 id=11 [slave pointer (2)]

⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]

↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]

↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]

↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]

↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]

↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]

↳ USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]

↳ Asus WMI hotkeys id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]

↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]

And here is the relevant output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices

I: Bus=0018 Vendor=04f3 Product=0401 Version=0100

N: Name="ELAN1000:00 04F3:0401"

P: Phys=

S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:15.1/i2c_designware.1/i2c-7/i2c-ELAN1000:00/0018:04F3:0401.0001/input/input7

U: Uniq=

H: Handlers=mouse0 event7


B: EV=17

B: KEY=30000 0 0 0 0

B: REL=103

B: MSC=10

I tried this link: Touchpad not recognized on Asus N550JK - TP500L (FocalTech)

Which seems is outdated because the focaltech-dkms package is no longer available.

Would appreciate any help with the matter :D

Thank you for your time.

Bonus question: Keyboard lighting doesn't seem to work here either. How can I get the lighting to work? Where can I check if it's enabled/disabled?

Thanks a lot!


Category: 15.10 Time: 2016-07-30 Views: 0

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