Linux Mint enable two-finger scrolling (multitouch)

My one gripe with my laptop and pretty much any linux distro is the fact that I lost 2-finger scrolling.

Finally, with little searching I have found a solution:

  1. Install gpointing-device-settings
    sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings
  2. Run gpointing-device-settings
  3. Select the “Scrolling” tab.
  4. Check all that applay

Enjoy your new 2-Finger Scrolling

Share this article!


  1. this is one of my ~4 gripes in trying to convert to Mint. do you have any suggestions for if this doesn’t work? installed, two finger vertical scrolling checked and nothing happens

  2. Craig Layne says

    If you run gpointing-device-settings in the terminal does it return any errors after exiting?

    Also, just out of my curiosity, what are your other gripes? I have plenty myself, but right now mint seems to be the best, out of the box, fit for me.

  3. WOW this worked great!!! running Linux Mint 12 x86_64 (Cinnamon Desktop) on an HP DV7 laptop! so glad to have 2 finger scolling back. Thank you.

Leave a Reply