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Old 09-23-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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TwoFingerScroll doesn't work on my EeePC 1201T


Hi there.

Before I installed Slackware on my Asus EeePC 1201T I had to deal with it's pre-installed Windows 7. However, I had TwoFingerScroll with it and now I cannot use it with Linux. EdgeScroll works but I don't really like it, so I disabled it.

Here's my /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
        <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton2" type="string">2</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton3" type="string">3</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">false</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" tyle="string">60</merge>
    <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>
Code:
$ synclient -l
shows that VertTwoFingerScroll is really enabled but it doesn't work.

Any idea? Probably a driver issue?


Thanks
 
Old 09-25-2010, 01:42 AM   #2
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What version of the x server and synaptics driver are you using? You shouldn't need HAL anymore. Are you using Gnome, I've found that it's settings sometimes mess up Xorg's settings.
 
Old 09-25-2010, 03:19 AM   #3
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The version of my X server is 1.7.7 and Synaptics is version 1.2.2. I am using Xfce (4.6.1) as DE.
I don't like using fdi files but it seems to be the only way to work. I'm wondering that I could disable EdgeScrolling trough the fdi policy but I couldn't enable TwoFingerScroll. :-/
 
Old 09-25-2010, 08:10 AM   #4
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This is not an answer to your question, but Xorg 1.8 and above doesn't need HAL, it probably makes these types of issues a lot easier to resolve.

Other than that, I've seen lots of hardware setup articles for specific models of EEEs on specific distributions. I'm sure there's something for 1201T and Slackware.

Although, if you check out the top right corner here: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Asus_Eee_PC_1201T ..... =(

Last edited by Meson; 09-25-2010 at 08:11 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2010, 09:31 AM   #5
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<merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" tyle="string">60</merge>
There is a typo here. Try changing 'tyle' to 'type'.
 
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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Doesn't work either... :-/
 
Old 10-08-2010, 06:33 PM   #7
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I don't exactly know what I did (or what not) but somehow, scrolling now works. o.o
 
  


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