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freddie50
 Posted: Jun 14 2011, 09:39 PM
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Everything is in the title,
How do you activate the side-scroll function of your laptop Touchpad on SL6?
In System/Preferences I can only see something for the Mouse and nothing to tweak the Touchpad...
Thank you for your help




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You could try this in a terminal - "synclient VertEdgeScroll=1"


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 Posted: Nov 22 2011, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE (spoovy @ Jun 22 2011, 08:59 PM)
You could try this in a terminal - "synclient VertEdgeScroll=1"



Well it returns:
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
on SL 6.1
What do I miss here? Should I install another driver for my touchpad?
Thanks again for your great help!
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QUOTE (freddie50 @ Nov 22 2011, 11:13 PM)
QUOTE (spoovy @ Jun 22 2011, 08:59 PM)
You could try this in a terminal - "synclient VertEdgeScroll=1"



Well it returns:
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
on SL 6.1
What do I miss here? Should I install another driver for my touchpad?
Thanks again for your great help!


Well just another thought on my problem (of not being able to use the side scroll of my touchpad)...
2 drivers are installed:
* xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.2.1-5.el6 (x86_64)
* xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-devel-1.2.1-5.el6 (x86_64)
I guess my problem is that the drivers are not loaded!
Thus my question: How do I load a driver ?

Thank you for your help!
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 Posted: Nov 26 2011, 01:09 AM
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Are you sure your touchpad is a Synaptics and not an Alps?

Then again I guess that would mean your touchpad wouldn't work at all, but it's worth checking it anyway.

EDIT: forgot to mention I'm having the same problem. My Dell Vostro 3550 came with an Alps touchpad, and those aren't well supported in Linux. I hate the Alps touchpad with a passion because it is atrocious compared to Synaptics, but that's another rant for another day.
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QUOTE (Nathan @ Nov 26 2011, 02:09 AM)
Are you sure your touchpad is a Synaptics and not an Alps?

Then again I guess that would mean your touchpad wouldn't work at all, but it's worth checking it anyway.

EDIT: forgot to mention I'm having the same problem. My Dell Vostro 3550 came with an Alps touchpad, and those aren't well supported in Linux. I hate the Alps touchpad with a passion because it is atrocious compared to Synaptics, but that's another rant for another day.



That might be true for the Vostro 3550 but the smaller version of the Vostro, my Dell Vostro 3350 has a Synaptics touchpad.
At least this is what Win 7 was showing when it was installed.
Another surprising thing is that this touchpad works perfectly well with Fedora
If anyone has any clue on what is going on, thanks for shedding some light!
Thank you all, and keep up the great work!
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I feel sorry do post here again with my touchpad problem...
The touchpad works fine but I just cannot activate the side scroll function.
Although:
synclient -l
returns
--> Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?



cat /proc/bus/input/devices

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000
N: Name="Lid Switch"
P: Phys=PNP0C0D/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event0
B: EV=21
B: SW=1

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button"
P: Phys=PNP0C0C/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input1
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event1
B: EV=3
B: KEY=10000000000000 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0003 Version=0000
N: Name="Sleep Button"
P: Phys=PNP0C0E/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0E:00/input/input2
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event2
B: EV=3
B: KEY=4000 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button"
P: Phys=LNXPWRBN/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input3
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event3
B: EV=3
B: KEY=10000000000000 0

I: Bus=0017 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=0100
N: Name="Macintosh mouse button emulation"
P: Phys=
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event4
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio0/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input5
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event5
B: EV=120013
B: KEY=500f02902002 8380307cf910f001 feffffdfffefffff ffffffffffffffff
B: MSC=10
B: LED=7

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0006 Version=0000
N: Name="Video Bus"
P: Phys=LNXVIDEO/video/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input6
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event6
B: EV=3
B: KEY=3f000b00000000 0 0 0

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input7
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event7
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3

I: Bus=0000 Vendor=0000 Product=0000 Version=0000
N: Name="HDA Intel PCH Mic at Ext Right Jack"
P: Phys=ALSA
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event8
B: EV=21
B: SW=10

I: Bus=0000 Vendor=0000 Product=0000 Version=0000
N: Name="HDA Intel PCH HP Out at Ext Right Jack"
P: Phys=ALSA
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event9
B: EV=21
B: SW=4

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0c45 Product=642c Version=0c23
N: Name="Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1a.0-1.5/button
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.5/1-1.5:1.0/input/input10
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event10
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0


cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep Synaptics

(II) config/hal: Adding input device PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
(**) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: always reports core events
(**) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Device: "/dev/input/event7"
(II) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Found relative axes
(II) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Found x and y relative axes
(II) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: Configuring as mouse
(**) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" (type: MOUSE)
(**) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
(**) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: (accel) acceleration profile 0
(II) PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad: initialized for relative axes.


Any help really appreciated!!
Many thanks,

QUOTE (freddie50 @ Nov 27 2011, 09:55 PM)
QUOTE (Nathan @ Nov 26 2011, 02:09 AM)
Are you sure your touchpad is a Synaptics and not an Alps?

Then again I guess that would mean your touchpad wouldn't work at all, but it's worth checking it anyway.

EDIT: forgot to mention I'm having the same problem. My Dell Vostro 3550 came with an Alps touchpad, and those aren't well supported in Linux. I hate the Alps touchpad with a passion because it is atrocious compared to Synaptics, but that's another rant for another day.



That might be true for the Vostro 3550 but the smaller version of the Vostro, my Dell Vostro 3350 has a Synaptics touchpad.
At least this is what Win 7 was showing when it was installed.
Another surprising thing is that this touchpad works perfectly well with Fedora
If anyone has any clue on what is going on, thanks for shedding some light!
Thank you all, and keep up the great work!

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