Pointer Speed settings have no effect on touchpad

Bug #865791 reported by Doug McMahon on 2011-10-03
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

While the speed setting directly under 'Mouse' will works with usb mice, the settings under Touchpad have no effect on touchpad speed & or sensitivity
Fairly common touchpad here on dell laptop
$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Laptop Integrated Webcam id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.2.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.39-3.10-generic 2.6.39
Uname: Linux 2.6.39-3-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 3 19:28:34 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20111002)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 deja-dup 20.0-0ubuntu3
 indicator-datetime 0.3.0-0ubuntu1

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Fresh 10/09 install, would have liked to see this setting be functional, still isn't

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, to report upstream by somebody who can confirm the issue

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Christopher (soft-kristal) wrote :

I can confirm that not only the touch pad, but my mice aw well aren't responding to changes made to speed and sensitivity in the System Settings. Both 32 and 64 bit partitions running 11.10 have the same issue.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
yossi (farjoun) wrote :

Confirmed for 11.10. I have to manually change the settings using

synclient FingerLow=5
synclient FingerHigh=10

etc. to get a reasonable response from the touchpad. changing sensitivity or speed in the control panel does nothing.

Rohan Deshmukh (rohan1024) wrote :

This bug is present in Ubuntu 12.10 too.

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

It is now having some effect in 13.04, raring

Alejandro (aleoliva) wrote :

I can report that the bug is present in Raring 13.04. I try to make changes to speed using the system settings. Moving the levers to change speed does not seem to have an effect and the lever changes are not persistent (they are reset after reopening the mouse settings.

Alejandro (aleoliva) wrote :

After update today, I can report I can change the speed by moving levers in mouse&touchpad settings. However, the levers reset after closing and opening again the mouse&touchpad settings, and do not reflect the actual speed.

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

This is no longer a bug in 13.04, the fact that the mouse & touchpad panel setting doesn't relect current setting if altered from default is a different issue.
(actual set value can be seen in dconf, - org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad motion-acceleration

one bug filed on the panel is here, not so sure it was properly described but..
Bug 1118719

Adam Williamson (awilliamson) wrote :

Also affects Fedora 19: filed upstream , https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=699502

Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Invalid
Wolf Mathwig (wolf-mathwig) wrote :

Current 14.04 LTS candidate also requires setting the device's deceleration via xinput; using the SysPrefs slider has no effect on the touchpad's speed.

Daniel Evans (gleamingjewel) wrote :

Having the same problem with 14.10 just upgraded from 14.04, probably had the same problem in 14.04 but never tried to adjust it

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