There is a great post on patching up synaptics based on what is found in opensuse here.
Takes all of 5 minutes and after patching and building the packages, a quick install, and then logging out and back in, you can now use a more functional cr-48 trackpad with your dev-mode ubuntu install.
Confirmed working in 11.04.
Copying and pasting to and from the Cr-48 shell can be a bit tricky when using only the built-in hardware (i.e. no usb mouse). Read on for a quick example of copying text from the browser to a shell session and vice versa.
Copying text from the browser to the shell:
- Highlight your text of interest in the browser (to highlight by dragging on the touchpad, simply double tap the touchpad with one finger and then move to highlight the text).
- Copy the text by right clicking (e.g. two finger clicking on the selected text).
- Switch to your shell (ctrl-alt-t).
- Paste the text by using three fingers to click the touchpad (it can be a bit tricky on the recognition end).
Copying text from the shell to the browser:
- Highlight your text as outlined above.
- Now to copy, don’t do anything further in the shell, simply get back to the browser (ctrl-alt-t).
- In the browser now, paste anywhere you wish by initiating a three finger click on the touchpad (or doing a quick two finger click twice).