Laptop Touchpad goes laggy arbitrarily

$ inxi --full --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host  
System:    Kernel: 5.4.58-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.4 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Predator PH315-51 v: V1.26 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: CFL model: Sienta_CFS v: V1.26 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.26 
           date: 03/27/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 28.1 Wh condition: 41.0/48.9 Wh (84%) volts: 15.2/15.2 
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           RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
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Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b 
           Device-2: Quanta HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:2 chip ID: 0408:a060 
           serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz s-dpi: 96 
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           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:0fb9 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.58-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5000 
           bus ID: 00:14.3 chip ID: 8086:a370 
           IF: wlp0s20f3 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
           vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 06:00.1 
           chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp6s0f1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
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           serial: <filter> rev: 1P10 scheme: GPT 
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           speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter> rev: A3J0 scheme: GPT 
           Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
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           fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1 label: N/A uuid: c94d185c-f75f-453b-bc8b-aff8bc598341 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 8.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 file: /swapfile 
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USB:       Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 16 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
           chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
           Device-1: 1-4:4 info: Logitech G203 Gaming Mouse type: Mouse,HID 
           driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 046d:c084 
           serial: <filter> 
           Device-2: 1-5:2 info: Quanta HD Webcam type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 
           speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 0408:a060 serial: <filter> 
           Device-3: 1-14:3 info: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: Bluetooth 
           driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 8087:0aaa 
           Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s 
           chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 276 Uptime: 7m Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 Packages: 1235 
           pacman: 1222 flatpak: 10 snap: 3 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.1.05

I’m using KDE. For past 2-3 weeks I stopped using touchpad and switched to wired mouse. Now after this time I tried to use touchpad and it has gone laggy. I’m not talking about pointer speed here. It literally feels laggy. If I move my finger from one point to other pointer doesn’t go to corner immidiately (You know what I’m saying right? I can literally see it lagging behind the input, which was not the case earlier.)
I’ve tweaked setting, increased pointer speed but still I can notice the lag. Even the two finger tap doesn’t work.
I’ve cleaned the surface of the touchpad with alcohol (Spirit) and removed the dust fin the gap with blower but got no result.
Can anyone help me out to fix this? Also is there anything we can do to get windows likke gestures features for touchpad?

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I’ve been having the same issues your talking about forever. Just randomly out of nowhere the touch pad just “stutters” when moving it. Then after a little bit without doing anything it will go back to normal. I’ve also switched to mostly using a wired mouse when I can but I can’t always use it in every place. Makes me wonder if it’s just bad drivers. I have an Asus Q524UQK laptop.

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@Fabby Hmmm… it’s not a windows precision touchpad?


Does it happen if the USB mouse is disconnected? Please try the following:

sudo rmmod hid-multitouch && sleep 2 && sudo modprobe hid-multitouch

both with the USB mouse connected and disconnected and see if changes anything.



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