#216 No touchpad settings in "Ubuntu system settings"

USB Tablet (38)
Ian Wood

No touchpad settings tab appears in Ubuntu system settings for "Mouse and Touchpad" when my USB Bamboo pen and touch is attached.


  • Jason Gerecke

    Jason Gerecke - 2012-06-25
    • status: open --> closed-invalid
  • Jason Gerecke

    Jason Gerecke - 2012-06-25

    This would be better posted at either the GNOME Bugzilla (https://bugzilla.gnome.org) or perhaps with Ubuntu (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs). While we work alongside the GNOME developers who make the control panel, it isn't technically part of the Linux Wacom project.

    If you file a bug with GNOME, you'll want to do it against the "gnome-control-center" product.

  • Ian Wood

    Ian Wood - 2012-07-09

    Just to get things clear if/when I file such a bug... I imagine the 'touchpad' tab appears in the mouse settings when something is using the synaptics driver.

    Am I wrong in thinking that the bamboo touchpad uses only the "wacom" driver? Or is it piping events to synaptics or some other touchpad driver?

    If it's only the wacom driver, the tablet tab applet would need to look also for devices using the wacom driver, and then talk to it in whatever way the wacom driver expects.

    BTW, thanks for replying to this - always nice to know you're not speaking into a black hole! (:

  • Jason Gerecke

    Jason Gerecke - 2012-07-25

    I think there may be a few that are handled by the Synaptics driver, but the ones I've dealt with all go through the Wacom driver. If xsetwacom shows a "TOUCH" device (in addition to STYLUS, ERASER, etc.) then its almost certainly being handled by us. I believe you're correct though -- the 'touchpad' tab probably only communicates with synaptics at the moment and would need to be updated to send requests/commands our way as well.

    If/when you file a bug, be sure to provide a link to it for anyone else who stumbles by this one.


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