Elantech 'ETPS/2' Clickpad on 'Asus Zenbook ux31a': unable to move cursor while thumb is resting on the left button

Bug #1075996 reported by Ivan on 2012-11-07
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It is a usual behaviour when you rest your finger on left button area(not clicking it) and move cursor with your index finger.
Unfortunately it doesn't work.

evtest and xev reports contain attempt to move cursor while resting finger on the left button area.

Sorry for my english :)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.6.2-1ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Nov 7 19:16:56 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: quantal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-23 (14 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-18-generic root=UUID=7221ab10-dceb-475a-899a-687475d63f41 ro quiet splash pcie_aspm=force drm.vblankoffdelay=1 i915.semaphores=1 vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 Section "Device"
         Identifier "intel"
         Driver "intel"
         Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
dmi.bios.date: 08/28/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: UX31A.214
dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.board.name: UX31A
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrUX31A.214:bd08/28/2012:svnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:pnUX31A:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnUX31A:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:ct10:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: UX31A
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu36
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.39-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.99.99~git20120913.8637f772-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.9-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu3

Ivan (trurl-master) wrote :
Ivan (trurl-master) wrote :
Ivan (trurl-master) wrote :
Ivan (trurl-master) wrote :
Dave Vree (hdave) wrote :

Running an Asus K55a here with the same Elan clickpad. For me, right click and some other things where broken until I put the following into the (new) xorg.conf file. Now everthing works except this issue.

Section "InputClass"
 Identifier "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad"
 MatchProduct "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad"
 MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
 Driver "synaptics"
 Option "TapButton1" "1"
 Option "TapButton2" "3"
 Option "TapButton3" "2"
 Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
 Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
 Option "CoastingSpeed" "10"
 Option "EdgeMotionMinZ" "30"
 Option "EdgeMotionMaxZ" "40"
 Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "100"
 Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "400"
 Option "FingerLow" "9"
 Option "FingerHigh" "12"
 Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "0"
 Option "ClickPad" "True"
 Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"

I think what is needed is to set the property "AreaBottomEdge" to some value so that the lower portion of the touchpad surface is disabled with regard to mouse pointer movement.

Dave Vree (hdave) wrote :

I tried my suggestion and while I figured out that 1800 is the correct value, this bug remains.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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