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Old 09-06-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
der_11
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Laptop touchpad acts weird in firefox


I just installed Fedora 7 on my laptop and when I'm in a web browser or similar if I use a quick up/down motion on the pad it makes the page go back/forward accordingly.

Is there a way to disable this? I think I need to change something in my xorg.conf, but I have no idea what to change/add.

So here it is:
Code:
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "intel"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 09-07-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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I *think* you need to add:

Code:
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
to this section:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
	Option      "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection
This will disable the horizontal scrolling that (I think) is causing the problems.

Additional information and other options are available by typing "man synaptics" in a terminal window.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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Or you could search for the Synaptics control program for your GUI and install it. (I use ksynaptics under KDE.)

You may need to add the shared memory options to your xorg.conf file. Here's what mine looks like:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Synaptics"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
        Option      "SHMConfig" "true"
        Option      "UseShm" "true"
EndSection
 
  


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