Multi-touch two finger scrolling on Samung N150 with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

After much googling, trial and error, finally, a solution for enabling two finger scrolling on Ubuntu 10.04 on my new Samsung n150 netbook.

For some reason, it is not possible to enable it through the Mouse configuration in GNOME - the two finger scrolling option is grayed out (disabled).

You may need to fine tune the MinW and MinZ values - they are configured to work well for my fingers 🙂

synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1
synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinW=5
synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=48

To make these settings sticky, add the synclient calls into a script that runs when you log in.


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29 responses to “Multi-touch two finger scrolling on Samung N150 with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)”

27 05 2010
Michael Kedzierski (10:56:02) :

Wow, so I had enabled this using the GUI before and it was utterly horrible. It looks like the last two settings make all the difference. (I'm on a normal laptop, not a netbook)

4 06 2010
Splodge (07:30:26) :

Good tip!
This works on my Lenovo S10e too. Two finger scrolling worked fine in 9.10, but broke during the upgrade to 10.04. After much searching, you've given me an answer.
Many thanks
Splodge

5 06 2010
Marc (09:08:06) :

Works very well on my Samsung N150. Thank you!

7 06 2010
bt (01:54:00) :

thanks so much for sharing this. This is the first time I've been able to get 2 finger scrolling working on my lenovo s10. This really made my day.

8 06 2010
Tomfrom (22:47:04) :

Thanks for the tip, it worked on my eeePC 1005 HA but I couldn't enable it permanently. I found a solution with gconf-editor : in desktop/gnome/peripherals/touchpad, changing the key 'scroll method' to 2 worked for me but I can't adjust the MinW and MinZ values with this method. (But the defaults values are fine for me)

22 06 2010
hamka (11:42:07) :

sorry newbie question..how to setup those codes?? from terminal??
i have Samsung N150 too.

22 06 2010
James (15:02:06) :

@hamka yup, that's right. Just run the commands on the terminal, or put them in a script.

22 06 2010
hamka (21:19:20) :

thank you james..it really works.

3 07 2010
hey thanks (05:34:23) :

Thanks mate

3 07 2010
doruk (05:34:46) :

worked awesome thanks.

15 07 2010
_______________Yes (21:26:54) :

How do i make the script?

17 07 2010
maruel (08:47:58) :

Also works on Lenovo X201. Awesome, thanks.

28 07 2010
Leo (07:26:12) :

worked once, but never worked again after the reboot :(, I ran the same script than the first time...

Help... i'm on ubuntu 10.04 x86

Thx u...

9 08 2010
joe (01:00:18) :

thx man!

12 08 2010
Joe (03:46:32) :

This no longer works on my Samsung N150. When I attempt to scroll it will go into scrolling spasms long after I've stopped making contact with the touch pad. Anyone else experienced something similar? how do I fix this problem?

29 08 2010
reco (14:45:30) :

great! thank you very much. was looking for this since days. now i can scroll with two fingers on lenovo s10-3.

17 09 2010
Andy (05:18:06) :

Works great on my Samsung N510!
Thanks!

19 09 2010
KoSa (06:27:28) :

You don't need a script:

Menu -> System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications -> Add...
And the command is: synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=1 HorizTwoFingerScroll=1 EmulateTwoFingerMinW=5 EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=48

21 10 2010
Julia (16:32:54) :

Hi,

thanks a lot for the tip, it seems to work on my Samsung Q330 (I'm running Lucid on it).
Cheers!

6 11 2010
Andres (14:54:28) :

Thanks you very much dude!!!!

It works on my HP dv7.... I was looking for multitouch support for a month!

28 11 2010
Rainer (04:47:25) :

works also with Thinkpad SL510 ubuntu 10.10

thanks

22 12 2010
EricJ (22:54:49) :

Just putting it somewhere in ~/.bashrc should do the trick as well, automatically running it whenever you log in.

2 02 2011
cool gimp tutoria (00:57:44) :

i got error like thiw " No synaptics driver loaded?", shat should i do??

3 02 2011
Tonmoy (14:13:24) :

Thanx everyone.

In my Samsung N148 2 finger scrolling works fine with ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition by gui method. but in i386 edition i have to go through the console. Editing ~.bashrc method didn't work. thanx KoSa. Adding startup command works fine.

Again Thank you Everyone

14 03 2011
Ricardo (05:59:01) :

Thanks a lot.
It works great in my Lenovo T410 running ubuntu.

8 01 2012
Susan (04:14:21) :

Thanks much. Works great on lenovo s10-3, 10.04 netbook.

8 01 2012
Susan (12:15:08) :

The script has to run in xterm to use form the gnome startup app. Not sure why. xterm -e /path to script works for me.

26 03 2012
Ivan (06:29:31) :

Works on Toshiba A300. Ubuntu 11.10

10 06 2012
amr (22:17:59) :

hello .. i got an error it says ; no synaptic drive loaded ... what should i do .. its bugging me thanks 🙂