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Old 11-25-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
rblampain
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slow cursor movement after new install


I have a Toshiba Tecra laptop (bought second hand) on which I have installed Debian Etch. The mouse movement need a lot of rubbing of the finger on the little gadget in the keyboard (I dont know what it is) to move the cursor (ps2).
I have tried everything to adjust but did not succeed, can anyone help?
Thank you for your help.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 10:08 AM   #2
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I had that problem too. The only way I could figure out how to fix it was to upgrade to lenny.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 07:27 AM   #3
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If your touchpad is a synaptics one, read /usr/share/doc/xorg-driver-synaptics/ (or similar? currently running win)
you may add and/or adapt the settings for your touchpad in your xorg.conf.

synclient --help may help you also if installed...
 
Old 12-01-2008, 08:19 AM   #4
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Not so sure but i had such trouble with my DELL Laptop.
After reading this article

Try to replace InputDevice section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf by the following,

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.2"
Option "MaxSpeed" "1.2"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.05"
EndSection

Restart X
 
Old 12-01-2008, 08:25 AM   #5
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dont forget to check if/that the Identifier used in the InputDevice Section matches the one in the ServerLayout section [1], but else thats what I meant.
For more options and details what these options mean, see the synaptics driver manpage [2].

[1] http://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.0/doc/xorg.conf.5.html
[2] http://linux.die.net/man/5/synaptics
 
Old 12-14-2008, 11:02 PM   #6
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Thank you all for the answers and sorry for being slow in the follow up.
 
  


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