Debian Configuration :: Synaptic Tapping - Left Side Of The Touchpad Is Not Enabled For Vertical Scrolling
Dec 2, 2010
just installed debian squeeze KDE after years of ubuntu and suse.. For some reason, after I finally got both scrolling and tapping to work, I have a weird weird touchpad through my xorg.conf: - tapping on a tab in chrome closes the tab.
- tapping in a text field pastes txt that is in the clipboard, each successive click keeps pasting the same thing
- the left side of the touchpad is not enabled for vertical scrolling (?), and for some reason the directions are inverted (move finger up to scroll webpage down)
- when having multiple windows open, tapping that window will highlight it, but the previously selected window stays overtop of the now selected windows. Using the actual left click button the windows change normally.
I have a HCL K21 pdc notebook. When I install Fedora 15 KDE then there is no tapping and scrolling of touchpad. But the cursor is moving. It does not work in Live CD as well as in installaton. I have updated F15 to full but still no luck. Touchpad : Synaptics The buttons below the touchpad are working and all the options in system settings are enabled
Note : I have read a forum in which touchpad is detected as ps/2 mouse. So I tried to disable the ps/2 mouse but it disable the cursor movement of touchpad, so it may be some kind of problem!
I have acer aspire one netbook with synatics ps2 touchpad. It works fine, but I'd like to emulate left button by just pressing somewhere in the touch area (same as it works in windows or ubunntu). I think this is called tapping. How can I configure that? I have been in touchpad settings and management, but I have not found any checkbox helpful. In OS 11.3 I need to press left button next to the touchpad.
Install Debian Squeeze onto Thinkpad T410. Got the basic things working and noticed that - movement of touchpad results in moving of mouse pointer, which is correct, but - tapping on the touchpad does not simulate a click action. Confirmed that the touchpad hardware is working by booting into a CrunchBang LiveCD. how I can enable the touchpad tapping action?
Since when I installed Debian, I couldn't manage to make the tapping function of this touchpad work on my laptop - a Dell Latitude C610, with Debian squeeze. As suggested on [URL], I created a xorg.conf file with
Xorg :1 -configure
After that, I opened the file for editing it. There was no line regarding the Touchpad. The closest to that I found was
I tried adding the lines on [URL] ... C_Xorg_7.5 to the file, but it didn't work. I also tried installing gsynaptics but, even though the tapping function was enabled there, it didn't work. A weird fact is that vertical scrolling with two finger touch is working, but not tapping.
I've installed Debian Wheezy on my HP G62 notebook. In windows the touchpad worked well with all features. But now I can't turn the touchpad on/off by tapping on the LED, which doesn't shines. Also I can't use the double click feature.
If a file gets created in the user's Desktop folder, or if a drive is added to the machine and a Desktop icon is correspondingly created, they will by default appear on the left side of the desktop (unless, in the case of the latter, the specific drive has been created before and dragged to the right side, in which case GNOME will remember to put it in the same place).
Because I have a terminal window embedded onto my Desktop in the top left corner and occupying most of the screen), I keep my icons on the right side of the Desktop instead of the left (Mac style) - Any time I add a new drive or a file is sent to the Desktop, however, I have to kill the terminal window to be able to click on the icon, then drag it back to the right side, then restart the terminal.
Is there any way to tweak GNOME so that these icons are added from the top right corner and down instead of from the top left, automatically?
I am trying to make it work in a fresh Squeeze install. After installation, only the left mouse works. It seems mouse driver and not synaptics is loaded. I checked the package manager and saw xserver-xorg-input-synaptics packaged installed.
How do I load the synaptics driver and how do I verify I have it? I would like to make sure that before playing with the options.
I'd like to ask a way to enable touchpad tapping permanently in gnome. I have installed gsynaptics, it starts up with gnome, but every time I log in, I need to go to Control Center->touchpad and enable tapping manually. In openSUSE 11.3 the default behavior was that if you enabled once, it remains so. Also it would be great that tapping to be enabled by default ( like in Ubuntu ), because not everybody knows how to enable it.
I'm using debian testing with cinnamon. After upgrading the kernel to version 3.17.2 (but I've also tried the 3.17.3 and 4) the synaptics touchpad died, as if it doesn't exist. I can't go back to the old kernel because the new one has solved a problem about freeze during the shutdown process, so I need it. Note that even with Mint 17, after upgrading the kernel, the touchpad stopped working in the same way.I believe that the touchpad is not seen , rather than loaded .xserver-xorg-input-synaptics and multitouch are installed.$ synclient
Code: Select allCouldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
I don't understand what more i can do, the bellow is what i have done. is there a conspiracy against me??? (ive been through 3 distros and spent the better part of 2 months , i mean literally, all day every day, trying to get one distro to actually function at reasonabe capacity and each one is full of its own problems ) now:
This is the input device section of my old xorg.conf:
To all those who hit this after installing 11.3: Enable the tapping function of your touch pad by adding Option "TapButton1" "1" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-synaptics.conf. then restart X (relogin). It will work with all WMs for which SuSE didn't bother to add a GUI config function/utility (xfce, WMaker, twm/fvwm, etc).
To SuSE: WHY? Why is this disabled by default? Why has a system/HW function to be enabled at WM level?? Why only KDE/Gnome?
I work on a laptop and typically have a USB mouse plugged in. Each time I start an X session, I switch my mouse buttons with an: Quote:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1"
If I decide to unplug the mouse and work with the touchpad, I must always reverse the options again to pointer = 1 2 3, or else, while the right and the left button still work as a left-handed mouse, tapping, instead of acting like a left-click, gives a right-click menu. My touchpad is listed as:
'ImPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' using the evdev driver.
I admit that I haven't played much with alternate xmodmap configurations, but I'd like to sort this out. It's even more confusing since I don't have a xorg.conf and, if I manually add one, despite having tried repeatedly, I can't make X-server to read it.
I have a 4-way logitech side scrolling mouse and had it set up that (button7) which was left would rotate my desktop cube left, and the same with (button6) which was right. Now with my new motherboard I need to plug in USB, and left and right side scroll is captured as the same as left and right on the directional pad. How can I re-assign my mouse as button 6 & 7?
Does anyone know why scroll left and right are set as keyboard left and right? Does anyone know how to fix it, or reassign the buttons?
I'm newish to the forum, but have been using ubuntu for the past few months.I recently upgraded from eeebuntu (a 9.04 derivative) to 10.04, and found that two finger tapping my touchpad has gone from middle click to right click, (and 3 fingers is now middle instead of right).
From what I've seen, this has been changed since 9.10, but I haven't been able to find a permanent solution yet. Most fixes have been from before and use hal, or other things that don't exist anymore. The one thing I've found does work is using xinput and the command
But that has to be run every time I start up, and it occasionally reverts while I'm using the computer. I've tried making a script that runs at startup, but neither adding it to the list of startup programs, or autostart folder has worked, but running the script file manually does work. I'm a bit at wits end with this, it's the only issue I've had with 10.04, and I've spent many many hours trying to get it to work (I've also tried gsynaptics and the newer version whose name escapes me right now). Hopefully there's a permanent fix out there.
i'm having a little bit of trouble with my touchpad, it is apparently recognized as a PS2 Mouse, so no edge scrolling obviously, i read through xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-188.8.131.521-1.fc15 (1686) description:
This is the Synaptics touchpad driver for the X.Org X server. The following touchpad models are supported:
* Synaptics * appletouch (Post February 2005 and October 2005 Apple Aluminium Powerbooks) * Elantech (EeePC) * bcm5974 (Macbook Air (Jan 2008), Macbook Pro Penryn (Feb 2008), iPhone (2007), iPod Touch (2008)
Note that support for appletouch, elantech and bcm5974 requires the respective kernel module. A touchpad by default operates in compatibility mode by emulating a standard mouse. However, by using a dedicated driver, more advanced features of the touchpad become available.
Movement with adjustable, non-linear acceleration and speed. Button events through short touching of the touchpad ("tapping"). Double-Button events through double short touching of the touchpad. Dragging through short touching and holding down the finger on the touchpad. Middle and right button events on the upper and lower corner of the touchpad.Vertical scrolling (button four and five events) through moving the finger on the right side of the touchpad.
The up/down button sends button four/five events. Horizontal scrolling (button six and seven events) through moving the finger on the lower side of the touchpad. * The multi-buttons send button four/five events, and six/seven events for horizontal scrolling.Adjustable finger detection. Multifinger taps: two finger for middle button and three finger for right button events. (Needs hardware support. Not all models implement this feature.) Run-time configuration using shared memory. This means you can change parameter settings without restarting the X server. and it says that it requires specific kernel modules for the touchpad, otherwise it will be recognized as a normal mouse. Maybe I'm wrong but i think my problem fits in this state.
My notebook is a Dell N4030, Here are some outputs:
Linux alberto-dell 184.108.40.206-0.fc15.i686 #1 SMP Tue Aug 16 04:24:09 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux lspci:
Using Lubuntu 10.10 on a laptop with a Synaptics touchpad. Moving the finger along the right edge of the touchpad acts as a scroll wheel. If the cursor is not in any app window but is in open desktop area - then this scrolling action will transport one to a different desktop. I have two desktops enabled so by moving the the finger along the side up/down I go from Desktop1 to Desktop2 and back.
This deadly for me and causing much hair pulling. I am in the middle of doing something and desktop will change. No matter how careful I am this eventually happens. So for the sake of sanity I have only one desktop.I'd like multiple desktops but I need to turn-off this scrolling feature. I've seen some hacks in config files but they either don't work or have side effects. I want to keep the scrolling in windows were the touchpad scrolling really helps. I just want to turn-off the scrolling between desktops only
My touchpad just stopped working recently. It works in the framebuffer console, cat /dev/input/mice gives sensible output, X -retro shows a moving cross and it is completely functional during the gdm login prompt. But for some reason, it just stops responding halfway through the login process (roughly at the same time as gnome complains about my old laptop battery, if that is any help.) I run Debian Squeeze with Linux 2.6.32-5-686. The touchpad is a Synaptics PS/2 pad according to Xorg.
I do not understand the problem, actually. X seems unwilling to talk to my touchpad for some reason. When I run X manually from single-user mode, it complains that it cannot talk to my touchpad, but it works in the -retro test mode. As soon as gnome kicks in however, it stops working. synclient -l gives sensible output.
I am having a problem with my touch-pad on my Dell Inspiron 1525. It needs to be adjusted for speed and it starts scrolling unexpectedly. I understand I need to install a driver for it but don't know how. The problem I see with Linux is that it's not easy to install software for new users. I have ran into a few One click Installs and managed to work them out quite easily. Usually the documentation you find online to install programs assumes the end user knows how to install.I need to know how to install the touch-pad driver from start to finish and all steps in between.
I have a fileserver running debian 6 and I would like to be able to remote control it over VNC. I have enabled Remote Desktop in Gnome and it works, however I have to be logged into Gnome for it to work. Gnome doesn't enable vino before a user is logged in for some reason. This presents a problem as there is no keyboard or mouse connected letalone a screen.
I looked up the issue on google and found this: [URL] Long story short, I have to edit /etc/gdm/Init/Default and insert "/usr/lib/vino/vino-server &" just before 'exit 0' at the end of the file, and change "KillInitClients" to "false" in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf. I edited the first one as it says, but I can't find gdm.conf anywhere. I did however find a 'daemon.conf' in the /etc/gdm directory, and added the line there.
When I try to connect after doing the above, my vnc viewer (client) just disappears - no errors, message, sound - nothing. It doesn't even ask for a password. I checked the comments in the link, and the second to last comment suggests it's because of some negotiating-issue which should be an easy fix:
Turned out I had to enable connections to vino not related to my user account. To do this run sudo vino-preferences and duplicate the settings instructed here
I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a Samsung N150 Plus for a relative who I've been trying to get to use Ubuntu for ages and want to get it as perfect as possible.I have everything working well except two finger scrolling on the touchpad it's quite buggy and skips about as I scroll with it.how to make the two finger scrolling work correctly?
I am having trouble using touch pad in jessie. My touch pad was ok when it's in wheezy but after i updated to jessie, i can't really get used to it.
I don't know whether i setting it up wrongly, sometimes, my touchpad will keep dragging, without releasing. And if I click the bottom right of the touch pad, it's not right click; instead i have to use two fingers.
etc. So how can i change to back to a more traditional usage? Also, do jessie have a setting like ubuntu saying disable touch pad while typing?
I tried to inactivate my touchpad during typing in order to avoid the curser jumping all the time due to accicentally hitting the pad. The touchpad however worked from intallation on,without problems. Even two finger scrolling is supported perfectly. All attempts that I found in searching the internet rely on changes in the xorg.conf. I found out that it is quite normal to not have this file with debian squeeze, however I didn't find a solution how to change the configurations without it.
$ syndaemon -d -k gives > Unable to find a synaptics device
Like the forum for #1I'm using debian 5.0 with a modem to connect to the internetand eth1 to network my home computers. When I try to browse the internet with Konqueror, I have to disable eth1 then wvdial just to browse the internet. How do I fix this?Note: My resolv.conf has my primary DNS address in it, for my ISP (nameserver 220.127.116.11) and so on.