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Lumify 02-15-2012 05:39 AM

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!

widget 02-15-2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumify (Post 4602857)
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.

EDDY1 02-16-2012 01:58 AM

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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.

Lumify 02-16-2012 03:07 AM

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?

k3lt01 02-16-2012 04:40 AM

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.

demosthenese 02-16-2012 08:20 AM

You can set the touchpad properties from the command line. I wrote a howto for one method a while ago. HTH

Lumify 02-17-2012 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by demosthenese (Post 4604082)
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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