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I have an Acer Aspire 1203 Laptop. I'm running Gentoo. Sinmply wonderfull. I use the 2.6.0-test5 kernel, with ACPI enabled. I can monitoring my battery and all the other things: thermal conditions of CPU, AC adapter, etc...
But... I really can't figure how to set my touchpad to use the wheel functions and the "two" and "three" pseudo-buttons (two fingerss > button 2, three-fingers > ...)
I have already installed the synaptics utility but when I run it don't work or say that i have an ALPS touchpad. Well this is possible, but I think that most modern laptop use synaptics, not ALPS.
Well, anyone knows something about?
not sure on the other things, but scrolling works fine for me. are you sure you're using synaptics? did you edit your XF86Config-4 file to include the synaptics input device section and added that identifier in Server Layout? What kind of mouse are you using? if you're using a usb mouse, i got a post somewhere around these here laptop forums for getting a usb mouse and the touchpad working.
Ok, i'm checking all my setup. I'm not shure about what driver i'm using. I have tried theXFree86 driver - strange, but my "synaptics" driver is not executable, not like the others drivers - and did not work. Now i had download the synaptics package from http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/index.html
and i'll test if it work.
I have the answer!!! I have tried all the hints & tips from the synaptics package and nothing work. So... after many long minutes surfing the Acer website I have doscovered that the Acer Aspire 1200 serie come with an ALPS Glidepad, not a Synaptics Touchpad. So, I think this is the biggest problem. Not my faul...
Uhm... but, what the difference? I remember that in Win, I can use all the functionality on the touchpad, like scrolling, middle button emulation, and other things. If i can do this in Win, why I cannot do in Linux? I'm wrong? I'd like to know if somone knows a place when i can find some specifications for the ALPS Glidepoint, something like an API. I'd like to try some tweaks to the synaptics driver to use them with my ALPS.