I got a Lenovo X230 for work, and I wanted to quickly report on the only issue I’ve had after a mint installation of Ubuntu 12.10. The touchpad was jumpy, meaning that even the slightest touch would make it jerk 20 or 30 pixels, so it was impossible to move exactly where you wanted to, with fine-grained precision.

A quick search got me on a bug reported on Launchpad, and the solution was very simple.

Simply create a file called /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-touchpad.conf (create the xorg.conf.d directory if it doesn’t exist), with the following content:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad"
        MatchProduct "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
        Driver "synaptics"
        # fix touchpad resolution
        Option "VertResolution" "100"
        Option "HorizResolution" "65"
        # disable synaptics driver pointer acceleration
        Option "MinSpeed" "1"
        Option "MaxSpeed" "1"
        # tweak the X-server pointer acceleration
        Option "AccelerationProfile" "2"
        Option "AdaptiveDeceleration" "16"
        Option "ConstantDeceleration" "16"
        Option "VelocityScale" "32"

You will then most likely have to configure the Acceleration and Sensitivity using Ubuntu’s Settings application.