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> Configuring Kernel for Synaptics
Hakka
 Posted: Dec 7 2011, 07:11 AM
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Getting close to solving the issue that has cropped up a lot before about configuring the synaptic touchpads (based on several other threads that all seem to talk about the same problem). I have installed the latest xorg synaptic drivers, and created the following file as /ect/X11/xorg.conf

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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


However, according to the following information, I must also configure the kernel:


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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).


I have located the appropriate pathways to those files in the kernel (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV and CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2). However, I take it I'm supposed to open them with some program other than gedit, because in order for me to activate them, I must "say Y", which can't really be done on gedit. How do I go about modifying those files and "saying Y"?

And thanks for the help so far guys!
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Hakka
 Posted: Dec 8 2011, 03:07 AM
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And after doing some research in the area (and seeing nothing on how to modify a kernel), I guess another question would be, is it possible to modify a kernel that's already installed, or will I need to go through the process of downloading, configuring, and reinstalling another kernel?
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 Posted: Dec 8 2011, 09:22 AM
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Never mind; looks like the kernel is already configured. I guess the problem is elsewhere.....
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