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Old 02-01-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Touchpad too sensitive


I have Dell Inspiron 4000 and the touchpad is really sensitive. If my fingers give it the slightest touch as I type, it thinks that I have clicked. Is there a way to make it less sensitive?
 
Old 02-01-2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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Who is the manufactor of your touchpad ?

It would help to solve the problem.

If it is Synaptics, there are good drivers in the wild, and configuration is well explained. So far this is what I've been using, but everything relies on your specific hardware, I guess.

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Old 02-01-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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Rats, I lost it...

I saw this the other day on another URL, and it told which file to edit, changing "resolution". I did not get time to do it, and now cannot find the note which told the filename to fix.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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It is a synaptic touchpad. I'll search for the drivers.
Thanks
 
Old 02-01-2004, 10:15 PM   #5
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Here it is :
http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/

and the sample Xfree86 section :

in the module section :
'Load "synaptics"'

+

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "1900"
Option "RightEdge" "5400"
Option "TopEdge" "1800"
Option "BottomEdge" "3900"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.02"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
EndSection

Regards,
jdif
 
Old 02-15-2004, 07:48 PM   #6
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Im using the synaptics driver, In the Xfree86-4 config file, change MaxTapTime=180 to MaxTapTime=0 to disable tapping to be a click.
 
  


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