Trackpad driver issue?

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Touchpad drivers​

The default touchpad driver in this edition is "libinput" (provided by the xserver-xorg-input-libinput package).

If you experience problems with it, you can switch to another driver called "synaptics" (provided by the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package).

To know which driver is used by your input devices, run the following command:

grep -i "Using input driver" /var/log/Xorg.0.log

When both drivers are installed, "synaptics" takes priority.

To switch to the "synaptics" driver, install it with the command:

apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Then log out and log back in.

To go back to using "libinput", simply remove the "synaptics" driver:

apt remove xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Then log out and log back in.

Note: You can also try installing the "evdev" driver (provided by the xserver-xorg-input-evdev).

Thanks. I truly appreciate your effort.

The synaptics driver caused a jumpy cursor and I would end up typing in the middle of what I had written. I had this issue with my chromebook that I installed linux on. At least I am learning how to navigate these issues and build a better understanding of the causes.

I reached out to Dell, but because I bought refurbished I don't have a warranty linked to the serial number so I got snubbed.

I am running the Evdev driver currently and it is working well. Just a matter of time to see if it still hangs.

I'll update.

Thanks again for the help.
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