Comment 9 for bug 1550704

Corben (tobias-krummen) wrote :

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04.2 with 4.8.0-39-generic kernel.
The product ID 0x07e2 is recognized by the hid-microsoft driver (modinfo hid-microsoft lists this id), but I have no mouse pointer. I can click on the pad which is acting as a left-click and even right-click when pressing the bottom right corner of the touch pad.

I can get a mouse pointer, when adding /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Surface Pro 3 cover"
        MatchIsPointer "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "evdev"
        Option "vendor" "045e"
        Option "product" "07e2"
        Option "IgnoreAbsoluteAxes" "True"
EndSection

But then I don't have 2 finger scrolling.

I was using the tigerite kernel https://launchpad.net/~tigerite/+archive/ubuntu/kernel before, but had to upgrade as veracrypt wasn't working. With this kernel everything worked as expected (without any manual additions to 10-evdev-conf). Looks like this is either a bug or another patch is missing.

Or is there a solution to get 2 finger scrolling on the microsoft type cover touch pad with a custom setting in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d?