Ubuntu has support for palm detection but for some reason it’s not enabled by default. This makes the palm sensitivity terrible, and while typing the cursor suddenly jerks off to a different place.
Here’s how you fix it :
- Open Startup Applications.
- Add a new program.
- Name it palm_detect or anything of your choice .
- In the command section of the created program add :
synclient PalmDetect=1 && synclient PalmMinWidth=5 && synclient PalmMinZ=20
- These were the settings that worked for me. You can play around until you find the right numbers for your device.