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Old 12-03-2008, 01:11 PM   #1
praveencusat
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Mac features on linux Touchpad.


This is not a question though. I would like to share the information with everyone.

"Have right click with two fingers in your touch pad and paste with three fingers
have scrolling with two fingers" (like in Apple Mac). I found the following solution on web and it worked "amazingly".

edit this file
Quote:
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
Step: 1
---------
This is how my Section "ServerLayout" looks like in my above xorg.conf file.

Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection
Here, InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" is the only new addition for this section. if you don't have similar one for touchpad Identifier, you have to add this line here.

Step: 2
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Now go to the Section "InputDevice" for Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad".
If you don't have such section for touch pad, add a new section of InputDevice for "Synaptics Touchpad" like below (This was my case).

Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "MaxTapTime" "150"
Option "MaxDoubleTapTime" "150"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "3"
Option "TapButton3" "2"

Option "SHMConfig" "true"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "true"
EndSection
In above only following lines are needed for two finger right click and three finger paste.
Quote:
Option "TapButton2" "3"
Option "TapButton3" "2"
And in above following two lines take care of two finger scrolling and three finger paste.
Quote:
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "true"
After adding Option "SHMConfig" "true", my gsynaptics works now. Even though I don't use it.

try "man synaptics" for more options

1 = left click
2 = middle click
3 = right click

Enjoy...

Last edited by praveencusat; 12-08-2008 at 04:18 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
stolk
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works!

Hi,

It works perfectly! (Xubuntu 8.10)

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 02-17-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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Great advice.

I recently install ubuntu 10.10 on my MacBook, and the touchpad already had these configs preploaded. Great help though if touchpad is acting up.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 12:10 AM   #4
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mmm I guess that post I made was in 2008. Everything is easy now.


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Great advice.

I recently install ubuntu 10.10 on my MacBook, and the touchpad already had these configs preploaded. Great help though if touchpad is acting up.
 
  


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