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Hakka
 Posted: Nov 30 2011, 07:13 AM
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Xorg synaptic touchpad drivers seem to be installed on my system. Yet, for some reason, when I go to the mouse icon under System>Preferences, it only has the mouse and accessibility categories, and nothing to allow me to change the touchpad preferences. I am not sure if it is just an issue of activating such drivers, but if it is, how do I go about doing that?
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 Posted: Nov 30 2011, 08:44 AM
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QUOTE (Hakka @ Nov 30 2011, 08:13 AM)
Xorg synaptic touchpad drivers seem to be installed on my system.  Yet, for some reason, when I go to the mouse icon under System>Preferences, it only has the mouse and accessibility categories, and nothing to allow me to change the touchpad preferences.  I am not sure if it is just an issue of activating such drivers, but if it is, how do I go about doing that?



Well, I have EXACTLY the same problem:
http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?act=ST&f=12&t=515
Sorry I wish I was more helpful...

But anyways:
Keep up the great work!
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Hakka
 Posted: Nov 30 2011, 09:28 AM
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I was able to find this, but after downloading it, it didn't want to install: http://linux1.fnal.gov/linux/fermi/lts41/i386/SL/RPMS/repodata/repoview/synaptics-0-0.13.5-5.html

I'm not sure if it was because this driver is extremely outdated, or if it's because I'm running the 64 bit SL instead of the 32 bit.
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 Posted: Dec 1 2011, 03:35 PM
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Hi guys,
problem is probably in the HW you have.

You for sure have this driver installed:
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[root@orionis ralink]# yum list all | grep synaptic
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.x86_64           1.2.1-5.el6                 @sl
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-devel.i686       1.2.1-5.el6                 sl
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-devel.x86_64     1.2.1-5.el6                 sl


and closer look (read output):
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yum info xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.x86_64

and
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rpm -ql xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.x86_64
/usr/bin/synclient
/usr/bin/syndaemon
/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
/usr/share/doc/xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.2.1
/usr/share/doc/xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.2.1/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.2.1/README
/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-synaptics.fdi
/usr/share/man/man1/synclient.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/syndaemon.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man4/synaptics.4.gz


read the readme file, some info is there:
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[root@orionis ralink]# vi /usr/share/doc/xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.2.1/README


cheers,

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Hakka
 Posted: Dec 2 2011, 02:46 AM
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So this is the infomation I got:

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How do I use this driver with Linux kernel 2.6.x?

   You need to have the "evdev" driver loaded or compiled into the
   kernel (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV). Set the "Protocol" parameter in the X
   configuration file to "auto-dev". Also, if you set the "Device"
   parameter to "/dev/psaux", the same X configuration file should
   work for a 2.4.x kernel.

   When configuring the kernel, enable PS/2 mouse support
   (CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2).


Unfortunately, I have no idea where to find this x configuration file, or how to go about changing any of it.
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Hakka
 Posted: Dec 8 2011, 09:38 AM
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Okay, so I just learned that the kernel is already configured as specified. However, I am still unsure about two things. First off, when I run /usr/bin/synclient -l on terminal, I get the following message: "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?" Secondly, when I run man synclient on terminal, it gives me the directory to two nonexisting files, /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. I have created a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file with the contents as specified from http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1132 However, I am unsure what to put in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. I'm not sure if it's those missing files that are causing the driver not to run.
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 Posted: Dec 12 2011, 07:21 AM
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Hi,

did you try any of this?:

/usr/bin/synclient -help
/usr/bin/synclient -l (list current setting for touchpad)
man synclient (read how to tune up the values for touchpad 'buttons')

NOTE:
if you make changes with the synclient and it works, then you need the synclient -l output save to xorg.conf file
since the xorg.conf is not created by default, you need to create it yourself (if you get to this point and dont know howto do it, ask) and put there input like this e.g:

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Section "InputDevice"
    Driver      "synaptics"
    Identifier  "Mouse2"  #<------Note*
    Option      "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
    Option      "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
    Option      "LeftEdge"      "1900"
    Option      "RightEdge"     "5400"
    Option      "TopEdge"       "1900"
    Option      "BottomEdge"    "4000"
    Option      "FingerLow"     "25"
    Option      "FingerHigh"    "30"
    Option      "MaxTapTime"    "180"
    Option      "MaxTapMove"    "220"
    Option      "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option      "MinSpeed"       "0.02"
    Option      "MaxSpeed"       "0.18"
    Option      "AccelFactor"    "0.0010"
    Option      "SHMConfig"      "on"
    Option      "Repeater"       "/dev/ps2mouse"
EndSection



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helikaon
 Posted: Dec 15 2011, 10:03 AM
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Ok,
just for reference: thunderogg been solvig touchpad problem with elantech touchpad and finally solution that worked for him was installation of new kernel.

If you want to try this one too, have a look in the 'kernel' section, there is thread regarding this with links to precompiled 2.6.39.x kernel rpm packages...


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