[Acer Aspire 5750-9668] Tapping top right of touchpad pastes undesirably

Bug #1264713 reported by Christopher M. Peñalver
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

2) uname -a
Linux monikerpc 3.12.0-7-generic #15-Ubuntu SMP Sun Dec 8 23:39:27 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
  Installed: 1.7.1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1.7.1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1.7.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen is if one taps the top right of the touchpad, it does not paste anything.

4) What happens instead is it consistently pastes. Unfortunately, there are no settings exposed by the GUI in Applications Menu -> Settings -> Mouse and Touchpad to adjust this. As well, this is despite in that menu -> tab Devices -> checkbox Disable touchpad while typing is unchecked. This is quite inconvenient as one could have their mouse towards the top of the screen, scrolling with the touchpad and not notice things are being pasted unintentionally. Hence, this functionality should be opt-in, versus opt-out.

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01b1
N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event12
B: EV=b
B: KEY=6420 30000 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=260800011000003

WORKAROUND: Change RTCornerButton=2 to 0 via:
synclient RTCornerButton=0

WORKAROUND: Ensure one does not accidentally use a clicking motion on the top right of the touchpad when scrolling.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: linux-image-3.12.0-7-generic 3.12.0-7.15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: moniker 1532 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: moniker 1532 F...m pulseaudio
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sat Dec 28 11:05:43 2013
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=2acfb304-f013-4949-80e4-1ecdd0cb0632
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-19 (9 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20131219)
MachineType: Acer Aspire 5750
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.12.0-7-generic root=UUID=83e7409a-0aa3-4a56-b32e-294c6722287f ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
 linux-restricted-modules-3.12.0-7-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.12.0-7-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.117
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dmi.bios.date: 08/09/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: Acer
dmi.bios.version: V1.21
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: JE50_HR
dmi.board.vendor: Acer
dmi.board.version: Base Board Version
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Acer
dmi.chassis.version: V1.21
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAcer:bvrV1.21:bd08/09/2012:svnAcer:pnAspire5750:pvrV1.21:rvnAcer:rnJE50_HR:rvrBaseBoardVersion:cvnAcer:ct10:cvrV1.21:
dmi.product.name: Aspire 5750
dmi.product.version: V1.21
dmi.sys.vendor: Acer

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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :
tags: added: xubuntu
tags: added: latest-bios-v1.21
description: updated
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Changing to xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu) given the fix was adjusting synclient. Please re-assign if this is the incorrect package.

description: updated
affects: linux (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)
description: updated
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

I don't have the original hardware anymore, and this is not reproducible with my current laptop with the same settings.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-14.04-feature-freeze → none
status: Triaged → Invalid
Revision history for this message
Ethan Trewhitt (courtarro) wrote :

I suggest reopening this bug. It definitely still exists. I'm running Trusty with all the usual packages up-to-date. I'm on a new Dell Latitude E7450 with a Synaptics trackpad.

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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Ethan Trewhitt, my report is considered permanently closed.

However, if you are having an issue with the trackpad, it will help immensely if you filed a new report via a terminal:
ubuntu-bug xorg

Please ensure you have the package xdiagnose installed, and that you click the Yes button for attaching additional debugging information.

Also, please feel free to subscribe me to it.

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Vasya Pupkin (shadowlmd) wrote :

I have the same issue and thanks for the workaround. I wish there was some permanent one, though.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Undecided
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