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Old 05-13-2004, 09:59 AM   #1
ClayB
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Question Double Click on Touchpad?


I am thinking about installing SuSe 9 on my Compaq laptop, but when I tried the "live" boot cd, the touchpad worked fine except for one thing. I wasn't able to "click" by tapping on the touchpad.

Is this something that is fixable? Has anyone else had this problem?

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Old 05-13-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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Nope. My touchpad always worked just fine.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 01:23 PM   #3
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I have that problem with SuSE 9.1. Thankfully there is a driver to get the synaptic touchpad (if that is what you have) working with all it's functions. Check tux-mobil for your model, it will provide clues even if they only have a similar model and not the specific laptop you have.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 10:28 PM   #4
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touchpad driver

ClayB - I am having this same problem with Suse 9.1 & eMachine 5312. Did you get this working?

PCGhost - Where do I get the synaptic driver?

Thanks
 
Old 05-24-2004, 01:13 AM   #5
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RHrulz- search the forums, or simply look at the bottom of this page, and you will see synaptics related posts which will answer your question
 
Old 05-24-2004, 01:29 PM   #6
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Please check the thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=182046

for more info regarding this.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 04:11 PM   #7
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Suse 9.1

Thanks for the replys but I figured it out myself.

To activate tapping in Suse 9.1 with synaptics touchpad:

Open Yast Control Center
Click Hardware, Graphics Card & Monitor
Click change, this opens Sax2
Click Input Devices, then Mouse
Click Properties
Select Synaptics Touchpad

Should work after you restart X

Hope this helps someone more than slowly helped me.
 
  


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