Ubuntu / Apple :: Magic Trackpad Not Auto Connecting?

May 23, 2011

I have an HP 6735s laptop that I have connected an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Magic Trackpad to via bluetooth on 11.04.

When I login the keyboard automatically connects via bluetooth (once the gnome-bluetooth applet boots), however, I need to manually go into the applet and click connect for the trackpad. I can then run a script to start touchegg.

How I do set up the trackpad to auto-connect? I am guessing the built-in trackpad on the laptop is overriding it?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 10.10 Trackpad On MacBook7,1?

Jan 20, 2011

I tried Ubuntu 10.10 on my MacBook, but I had a few problems. They, surprisingly, were not the problems most people have.

1) The trackpad had the "Tap to Click" setting on, but I couldn't find out how to change it.

2) The clicking was only right click.

I also had a few other problems that I will mention, but you aren't obligated to answer them:

1) I couldn't find my wireless network.

2) BootCamp isn't partitioning, so I can't really install Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Trackpad Freezes After Sleep On MBP

Jul 24, 2011

I've recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my MBP4,1. Whenever I wake the laptop from sleep the trackpad seems to freeze up. Everything else works - I can use the keyboard to switch through programs and interact with them, but I can't move the trackpad at all.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Trackpad Not Working On Macbook Pro 5,3 After Update To 11?

May 25, 2011

I have a dual-booting MacBook 5,3 which I was running 10 on with no trouble. I just upgraded to 11, and the trackpad doesn't work at all - no clicks, no movement. I've restarted several times - no change. Any ideas as to what I can do?I did play with my drivers a bit in 10 to get the trackpad to behave a bit more smoothly - but that was a while ago, and I'm not sure exactly what I can do.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Trackpad Disabled On Macbook Pro 7 , 1 / Resolve This?

Sep 1, 2011

I am using a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 10.10 on my Intel Macbook Pro 7,1, and I am having trouble with the trackpad. At first, it was working fine. But for some reason now, it only works about a minute after I start into Ubuntu, and then the cursor movement with the trackpad is disabled. However, I can still do mouse clicks with the trackpad, but to move the cursor I have to use a USB mouse. I am not sure what's causing this. I followed the instructions for installing Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro, so all the correct drives should be installed.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Pin To Use Magic Mouse?

May 30, 2010

The Bluetooth detects my mouse, but it asks for a "pin" before I can use it. What the heck? I never had to put a pin in to use the mouse on the Mac OS X side. If I can't use my magic mouse, I can't use Kubuntu! I don't have any usb mice around.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: No Wireless Networks Shown - Trackpad Not Working

Jan 10, 2010

I recently used BootCamp on my MacBook (2.1) to partition my hdd and install Ubuntu (karmic), and I am having trouble with the wireless connection. On the mac partition it works fine, but on Ubuntu there are no wireless networks shown in the network-dialog. Previously I had only a Linux-partition on the same machine, and this was not a problem. Also the trackpad does not work at all. Does anyone know what to do about the network connection? Also I should mention that I first installed the AMD64-version of Ubuntu, which worked fine even though my macbook uses intel. Im tempted to just go back to the amd-version, any views on that?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Keyboard And Trackpad Not Working Properly After Upgrade

May 6, 2010

My keboard was working perfectly (backlight, inverse FN) until upgrade from karmic to lucid. Now neither backlight neither inverting FN (in pommed.conf) works- backlight is always off, FN is default OSX-like.
Trackpad worked "almost superb" (missing click with one finger and drag with another!!) but after upgrade (=no mode udev) event number changes with every reboot so I cannot put configuration based on /dev/input/eventX to Xorg.conf. How can I make it have the same number after reboot now?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Trackpad Not Working After Waking Up From Sleep On Natty?

May 15, 2011

I have had a issue with the trackpad not working (cursor does not move, does not click) after I wake up my MacBook Pro 4,1 from sleep. I am pretty sure this is an X issue and not a driver issue because if I log out the trackpad works again. This is also sporadic. Sometimes it occurs, sometimes it does not. Is there some configuration I need to set to fix this?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Magic Mouse On 10.10 Maverick Meerkat ?

Nov 3, 2010

This HOWTO was based on a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo T61.

The Bluetooh GUI detected the mouse but nothing happened so I Removed the Mouse from Bluetooth Preference.

Open up Terminal:


Copy your mouse address and enter the following:

The following tweak is optional to make the mouse scroll a little better on firefox, enter about:config in the url, search for the following:


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Red Hat / Fedora :: Wireless Apple Magic Touchpad Not Seen By Gnome Bluetooth?

Jun 9, 2011

I am currently running RedHat 6.1 Workstation. The Gnome Bluetooth software does not find my Apple Magic Touchpad. What should I do? I tried scanning by doing "hcitool scan". It did not appear to find it. I am using a USB to Bluestem adapter called D-Link DBT-120.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Auto-load Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Apr 22, 2010

This morning I bought an Apple wireless keyboard and I got it connected through Blueman. It works like a charm, but I have on problem;

When I log out I can log back in by typing in my password. However, when I restart the computer it seems that bluetooth is not loaded yet and I cannot enter my password. So I have to log in using my wired keyboard, and then disconnect & re-connect to my wireless keyboard using blueman before I am able to use the wireless keyboard.

Is there any way that I can already auto-load bluetooth and connect to my keyboard before I log in?

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Ubuntu :: Disable Just The Trackpad, But Not The Red Pointer Mouse Or The Buttons Above/below The Trackpad?

Jun 17, 2011

I'm using Ubuntu on my Lenovo laptop which has a pointer mouse and trackpadt looks exactly like this:How do I disable just the trackpad, but not the red pointer mouse or the buttons above/below the trackpad.I did do a search and found a file I can download, but isn't there a keystroke or something built into Ubuntu that would avoid me having to download a third party solution.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: "sudo Trackpad Notap" On Wake-up?

Jun 21, 2010

whenever I wake my computer from sleep, it forgets the "notap" setting for the trackpad until reboot. I can fix this using the command "sudo trackpad notap".Is there a way to have this done automatically on wake-up?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Auto Eth0 Not Connecting 10.04?

May 2, 2011

I can't figure out why my ethernet isn't recognizing its connection. ifconfig returns the hardware address, route -n returns an empty table

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Iphone First Gen Won't Auto Mount 10.04

Jul 1, 2011

So I have ubuntu 10.04 installed on an ibook g4 1.2 ghz powerpc with 256 mb ram. Yeah I know kinda funny given all the lack of future support but it works nonetheless. I can't get my 1st gen iphone (3.1.3) to mount. It is however recognized from the cli Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05ac:1290 Apple, Inc. iPhone what should i do? I have a partition of mac os x 10.4.11 installed which also doesn't recognize the device (leopard is required).

I have all the modules and mobile device libraries installed from ubunutu software center but still I can't get it to mount. Are there any commands i should try? I'm still a complete novice at the command line.

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Software :: Auto-connecting The Bluetooth Devices?

Sep 5, 2010

I have bluetoothd,hidd,and bluez-simple-agent running. I can manually connect my if I use


"hidd --connect XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX"

However, I cannot get bluetoothd to make any sort of connection automatically. I have hidd running as a server, I see link_key_request(sba=XXXXX,dba=XXXXX) in dmesg when I click the mouse, but I get no connection.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Connecting The Drive Via The Ide Port On The Motherboard?

May 28, 2011

- I've recently been donated a second emac by a friend that needs a new hdd. I want to add as much speed as possible, but don't know much about hdd transfer speeds

1)sub 100 SSD vs 7200 16mb 3.5'' platter drive ? I can't seem to find much information here. As far as I can tell, the standard hard drive would be faster unless I'm prepared to spend a couple of hundred on a top of the range SSD - is this correct?

2) will a sata/ide converter slow the transfer rates? is it worth spending the extra 50% to get an ide drive with the same specs as a SATA drive, or just use the converter?

3) Thoughts on connecting the drive via firewire - how much slower would this be than connecting the drive via the ide port on the motherboard? I am only concidering this as I don't use the firewire ports for anything else, and getting to the hard drive is a total pain, not to mention the inherrant risk of electric shock on these machines.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Broadcom Wireless Card - Connecting To WPA Network

Apr 15, 2010

I seem to be have issues periodically connecting to wireless networks with WPA. It'll work one minute, and then I switch my macbook back on after a period and it refuses to connect again. It's happened on and off on three different networks now.

An example of /var/log/syslog:
Apr 15 17:57:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1/wireless): association took too long.
Apr 15 17:57:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> (eth1): device state change: 5 -> 6 (reason 0)
Apr 15 17:57:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> Activation (eth1/wireless): asking for new secrets .....
Apr 15 17:58:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> (eth1): deactivating device (reason: 0).
Apr 15 17:58:27 macbookpro NetworkManager: <info> Policy set 'Auto eth0' (eth0) as default for routing and DNS.
Apr 15 17:58:29 macbookpro wpa_supplicant[949]: WPA: No SSID info found (msg 1 of 4).
Apr 15 17:58:29 macbookpro wpa_supplicant[949]: No network configuration found for the current AP
Apr 15 17:58:29 macbookpro wpa_supplicant[949]: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys

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Ubuntu Networking :: Connecting To A Wireless Created By An Apple Computer?

Sep 18, 2010

I am trying to connect to an apple computer wirelessly to get access to the internet.. If no encryption is used on the network (gateway?) set up by the apple computer I can connect just fine and browse the internet.

-If a WEP encryption is introduced I cannot seem to connect... even though the WEP keys are identical.

-I have tried both WEP 128 passphrase and WEP 40/128 key... -Have tried the WEP passphrase being both just numbers in case that mattered.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Logging In And Auto Connecting Wireless Access?

Sep 1, 2011

I just recently switched to openSUSE 11.4 from Ubuntu 10.10 so I am very new to this distro and Linux in general. My question is this.Is there a way to make it so that I don't have to keep entering my root password in order for the OS to connect to my wireless?Every time I login the KDE Wallet Service pops up and asks for my passwordI know that it is there for security and what not but it'd be nice if I could just login and the laptop connects to the point without needing a password every time

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General :: Auto-starting Nautilus When Connecting A Card Reader (debian, Gnome)?

Mar 17, 2011

Currently when I connect a card reader (with a card inside, of course) gnome auto-starts gphoto. However I don't use gphoto and I would like gnome to auto-start nautilus instead

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Ubuntu :: How To Disable Trackpad On 11.04

Jun 23, 2011

I am having trouble disabling my trackpad I want to be able to disable and re-enable it, if that is possibleI have a HP touchsmart tm2 laptop and would like to just usethe touchscreen sometimes

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Ubuntu :: Can't Disable Trackpad?

Sep 1, 2011

I can't seem to disable my laptop's trackpad. I use a USB mouse, and would like to turn the track pad off when I have my mouse plugged in. I've installed Gpointing Devices, but it seems to lack some of the settings it was supposed to have. I've attached a screenshot.

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Ubuntu :: Startup Script For Trackpad?

Aug 26, 2010

in order to get my trackpad's (eeepc 1201n, ubuntu desktop 10.04) multitouch scrolling to work, i paste these commands into the terminal every time i start the machine:

xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Two-Finger Scrolling" 8 1
xinput set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 8 1 1


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Ubuntu :: Launch A Program Without Using The Trackpad?

Dec 12, 2010

Running Ubuntu 10.10 / Netbook Remix. I'm slightly annoyed that I can't Alt+F2 to start a program. Is there any way at all to start a program without having tomouse/trackpad?Bonus info:

kristian@napoleon:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release


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Ubuntu :: Disable Trackpad While Typing On Mac?

May 23, 2011

I'm having trouble typing in ubuntu on my macbook because my palms sometimes touch the trackpad while I'm typing. I've seen a ton of posts about how to disable the trackpad when a USB mouse is connected, but I just want to write a scripthat I can run to unconditionally disable the trackpad and turn it back on. I don't care if it requires an extra keystroke or even if I have to write 2 scripts - one to turn it off and another to turn it on.

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Ubuntu :: Trackpad Does Not Work When Desktop Loads

Sep 4, 2010

So I have used ubuntu for about 2 years now, and this has never been an issue. Basically my trackpad(touchpad) on my laptop stops working when the wallpaper and other gui aspects load. The mouse works in windows and works in ubuntu for a few seconds while the screen is still black and gui is loading. So I know ubuntu does know it exists.

This problem occured after watching a movie and ubuntu froze up. Also while watching the movie I had the trackpad disabled, which might have something to do with my problem. (I have a hpdv6500 which has a button on the trackpad to disable it. I did no software tricks or hacks to do it). After resetting my computer the problem existed and persists every time I turn it on and off. So does anyone have any experience with such a problem or maybe how to reset the settings of the mouse?

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard And Trackpad Don't Respond / Solution For This?

Oct 27, 2010

My Thinkpad R32 keyboard & trackpad will not work when booted off the HD with 9.04, I can plug in an external USB keyboard & that works fine.
If I start the laptop from a Ubuntu LiveCd the keyboard & trackpad work fine.
There must be some system file disabling the onboard keyboard, I have used Keyboard Preferences to try different keyboard models.

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Ubuntu :: Razer Mamba Mouse = No Trackpad

Jul 10, 2011

After plugging a Razer Mamba into my Eee PC 1215n, my trackpad stopped working. When I restart, (with mouse unplugged or plugged), the trackpad works at login screen but as soon as I'm logged in, it freezes again, and I have to plug in the mouse.

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