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  • what do we have?
less /proc/bus/input/device

I: Bus=0018 Vendor=04f3 Product=0005 Version=0000
N: Name="Elan Touchpad"
P: Phys=
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:15.1/i2c_designware.1/i2c-7/i2c-ELAN1000:00/input/input18
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event18 
B: PROP=5
B: EV=b
B: KEY=e520 10000 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=663800013000003
  • Synaptic driver (for trackpads etc)

See wallee and viper development/config/(wallee/viper)/ubuntu/etc/X11.. for good existing settings.

Copy them to your new machine settings and tweak.

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack
# use synclient to determine what works best
su -
synclient -l # lists all params
synclient PalmDetect=1 # temporarily change settings
# save what you like, here:
root@wallee:~# emacs /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-synaptics.conf

Ubuntu 18.04

Try this:

  • Install the package xserver-xorg-input-libinput
  • Uninstall xserver-xorg-input-evdev
  • Uninstall xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
  • Reboot and see if things work better.