ASUS X540SA, Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Kernal 4.4.0-36-generic
The touchpad seems to be detected as a mouse instead of a touchpad. The touchpad is recognized as a "pointer" rather than a touchpad. It has the basic usability of a mouse, with no ability to use multiple fingers or touch scrolling. Along with this, the mouse moves whenever I try to click with my thumb, due to the touchpad registering my thumb as a mouse movement as well. It is extremely difficult to right click because of this as well.
laptop@laptop-X540SA:~$ xinput xe2x8exa1 Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] xe2x8ex9c xe2x86xb3 Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] xe2x8ex9c xe2x86xb3 FTE1001:00 0B05:0101 id=10 [slave pointer (2)]
The touchpad is detected as
FTE1001:00 0B05:0101 and there is no "touchpad" setting in my mouse preferences either.
Is this a problem with the kernel or can I fix this manually?