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So I just got ubuntu and even when running the live disk I had an issue where I couldn't click most of the time and the mouse would jump left every 3 seconds
I thought once I got installed and updated it would be fine.
Now I can click fine but it still jumps and the touchpad doesn't work at all.

I have an ASUS laptop with touchscreen (which works perfectly) and a logitech g300 mouse.

After some searching I figured out how to do basic stuff with xinput and when I did an xinput list command i got this:

⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 id=10 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ USBest Technology SiS HID Touch Controller id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse id=16 [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)]
↳ Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ USB2.0 UVC HD Webcam id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Asus WMI hotkeys id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]

Instantly noticed that I don't have a ps/2 mouse so no idea why but it doesn't detect my touchpad and has added a duplicate generic device for my usb mouse.
If I disable id 16 then everything is golden until i restart and have to repeat the command. How can I fix this up so I can get my touchpad working and the duplicate mouse removed permanently?

Thank you


After further attempts I have found that

sudo modprobe -r psmouse

sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps

Also stops the cursor jumping and removes the generic mouse device (id=16)
But I just found if i then touch the touchpad things get hectic and keyboard stops working properly and mouse clicking doesn't work.

Are there no drivers for the touchpad asus uses or something?

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Found a solution that works perfectly as long as you don't use gestures or scrolling etc
Adding the line "psmouse.proto=bare" to the kernel cmd line on boot will, as I understand, emulate the basic moving and clicking tap to click etc using generic ps2 mouse drivers for the touchpad.
There appears to be no drivers or support for the touchpads use in many asus laptops so as far as I can tell this is the best solution until drivers are added.

Permanently Add a Kernel Boot Parameter Log in to the system and start
a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal).

  1. In the terminal window at the $ prompt, enter the command: sudo gedit

  2. Enter your password when prompted by [sudo]. At the line beginning with
    "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT" add psmouse.proto=bare to the text inside the
    double-quotes after the words "quiet splash".
    (Be sure to add a SPACE after "splash" before adding
    your new parameter.) Click the Save button, then close the editor

  3. In the terminal window at the $ prompt, enter the command: sudo

  4. Restart the system.

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