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Old 02-15-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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I'm on Debian Testing, and I want 2-finger touchpad scrolling from Sid


I've tried Sid, and it has 2-finger touchpad scrolling. I really want this, but I'm on Testing. Is there a specific touchpad driver package or something I could grab from Sid to enable this? Or must I install the entire Gnome group of packages from Sid? Or a third solution?

edit 2/29: Oh yay, it's been added to Testing!

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Lumify View Post
I've tried Sid, and it has 2-finger touchpad scrolling. I really want this, but I'm on Testing. Is there a specific touchpad driver package or something I could grab from Sid to enable this? Or must I install the entire Gnome group of packages from Sid? Or a third solution?
If it is in Sid it should migrate fairly soon to Wheezy. Patience is a good thing.

That said, you could grab the package from Sid. I don't use a touchpad, nor do I use Gnome so I can't really help with what package it is.

A search engine would be a good place to start.

Synaptic is also a good place to look if you have it set up right. If you go to settings>preferences in synaptic on the general tab check the "Show package properties..." box and hit apply. This will give you some tabs in the lower main pane.

Use the search function in Synaptic to search for "touchpad". This gave a number of packages when I ran it.

Highlighting a package will give you the discription and looking under the "dependencies" tab will give you more information.

You should be able to figure out what package you need that way.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 01:58 AM   #3
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On my Debian Sid system it shows 2 finger scrolling as an option

OOPS I reread post & the OP wants it in wheezy.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:07 AM   #4
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The touchpad driver, xserver-xorg-input-synaptics, is the same version in Sid as it is in Wheezy. I'm dazed and confused. (cue Led Zeppelin song) Would I have to completely upgrade Gnome just to get that functionality? If I could just get that one feature, I would be happy with Testing forever and ever (yeah, I'm probably lying).

Anyone know which package I'd have to upgrade?
 
Old 02-16-2012, 04:40 AM   #5
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The functionality you seek is part of Gnome 3.2.1 which is in Sid. Wheezy, as far as I am aware, still has 3.0.something so this is not available. Unless you want to enter the World of Sid you are going to have to wait for it to enter Wheezy and I doubt that will happen as I think Wheezy will remain with Gnome 3.0.something.
 
Old 02-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #6
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You can set the touchpad properties from the command line. I wrote a howto for one method a while ago. HTH
 
Old 02-17-2012, 07:23 AM   #7
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I wrote a howto for one method a while ago. HTH
Schweet! I don't think it's listing the touchpad though:

Code:
clinton@cathouse:~$ xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Receiver                   	id=12	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Receiver                   	id=13	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse               	id=15	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=10	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ 1.3M HD WebCam                          	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=14	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device            	id=16	[slave  keyboard (3)]
I checked --list-props for all of those pointers anyway (in case one is mislabeled), and none of them look like a touchpad.
 
  


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