Fixing sensitive mouse on Dell XPS 13 9370 “Developer Edition” (i.e. Ubuntu 18.04 OEM)Posted: March 10, 2019
I was having trouble with the mouse being too sensitive on my touchpad. After googling around I found this Dell page. I’ve followed the instructions (it was last updated Feb 2019), with the following changes and modifications:
16.04in all kernal and file names (e.g. in Step 3);
*in Step 5 iii in the file name
sudo gedit /usr/share/x11/xorg.conf.d/*synaptics-quirks.conf(there was no
synaptics-quirks.confon my system, so it was a new file I needed to name explicitly; I used
51-because that was the number they had in their screenshot);
xorg-input-abi-24from the command in Step 6 (
xorg-input-abi-24is a virtual package and you need to explicitly choose a candidate according to the error message I got;
xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18.04(see above, #1) is one of the candidates and it is already installed);
- skipping Step 7 (blacklisting the synaptics driver), since there was no
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/*synaptics.confon my system.
Not 100% sure if it is working yet. Mouse seems more draggy; but it did jump once in writing this blog. Time will clearly tell.
Good on Dell to have a page on this, though!