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Old 06-04-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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Killed My Trackpad?


I have a Gateway laptop with a synaptics trackpad and Mandriva 2006 installed 3 days ago. Been getting things working (woo, wifi!) and so far, so good, except...

Tapping wasn't working, no matter what settings I tried, so I started poking about in the xorg.conf file. I saved the trackpad-related settings in a text file just in case the settings I tried didn't take and I needed to revert. They didn't, so I did - here's how the file looks at the moment:

Quote:
# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "synaptics"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "SynapticsMouse1"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.09"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "TopEdge" "1700"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0015"
Option "RightEdge" "5300"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-100
VertRefresh 60

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor2"

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "Intel Corp."
BoardName "Intel 85x"
Driver "i810"
Screen 0
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device2"
VendorName "Intel Corp."
BoardName "Intel 85x"
Driver "i810"
Screen 0
BusID "PCI:0:2:1"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen2"
Device "device2"
Monitor "monitor2"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "SynapticsMouse1" "AlwaysCore"
Screen "screen1"
Screen "screen2" RightOf "screen1"
#Option "Xinerama"
EndSection
The trackpad works, but the scroller is dead! I can get by without tapping, but the scroller is a must. What's even worse is that it even works in the language menus on the live CD - Mandriva definitely doesn't have trouble working with this aspect of the component from what I can see, so...Any suggestions on how to revive it?
 
Old 06-04-2006, 10:58 PM   #2
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