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FS#31942 - Synaptics clickpads on HP Envy (and possibly others) lack true multitouch

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by John C (tancrackers) - Sunday, 14 October 2012, 06:31 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Sunday, 14 October 2012, 08:16 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


There is no true multitouch on the synaptics driver for Linux.
The two-fingered scrolling works, but I am unable to touch one area of the pad and move the cursor with another finger. This makes dragging and dropping extremely difficult.
The HP site calls the clickpad/trackpad an "HP Imagepad with on/off button and precision multi-touch gesture support."

Here is my laptop:

Official page:

Here is a video where I attempt to demonstrate the issue:

Here is my upstream bug report:

Additional info:
xf86-input-synaptics 1.6.2-2

Here is my xorg log when I made my initial report:

I was told that there was too little man power for anything to be done upstream. I am not a programmer. My most experience is installing and maintaining an arch linux installation and an intro to computer science course. So I'm really asking for the arch community to help me out here. Can anything be done? Thank you.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Sunday, 14 October 2012, 08:16 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  I skilled upstream devs can't implement this why do you post it here downstream?