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Old 05-14-2014, 04:15 AM   #1
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Debian: Transmission, Autologin, touchpad settings not persistent


Hi Folks,

I just installed debian (latest).
Currently I am facing 3 issues:

1) Transmission: I want to download a file (not a torrent), but transmission does not download it even when I input the file url.

2) How do I enable autologin in debian. I tried the methods listed here but they dont work

3) I want to make my touchpad settings persistent, but they get reset erery time I reboot.

Best Regards,
Manish
 
Old 05-14-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by manishthatte View Post
1) Transmission: I want to download a file (not a torrent), but transmission does not download it even when I input the file url.
Why do you expect this behaviour? Is this really supposed to be a feature of transimission?

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2) How do I enable autologin in debian. I tried the methods listed here but they dont work
Assuming you are using gdm3, then you can edit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf and set

Code:
AutomaticLoginEnable = true
AutomaticLogin = manishthatte
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3) I want to make my touchpad settings persistent, but they get reset erery time I reboot.
What settings?

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Old 05-15-2014, 05:11 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the early reply.

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Hi,

Why do you expect this behaviour? Is this really supposed to be a feature of transimission?

Well, when i used bitcomet, it used to capture urls. So, it will be nice to have this feature in transmission too. Capture of url and resume download funstionality (without loosing integrity of file)

Assuming you are using gdm3, then you can edit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf and set

Code:
AutomaticLoginEnable = true
AutomaticLogin = manishthatte
OK. Will try and post the result.

What settings?

Evo2.
Setting of touchpad:
1) Vertical scrolling enabled
2) Tapping of touchpad enabled



Best Regards,
Manish
 
Old 05-15-2014, 05:21 AM   #4
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by manishthatte View Post
Setting of touchpad:
1) Vertical scrolling enabled
2) Tapping of touchpad enabled
what tool did you use to set these? If this is a synaptics touch pad see https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:07 AM   #5
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It is not a synaptic. System detects it as elantech
 
Old 05-15-2014, 06:20 AM   #6
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by manishthatte View Post
It is not a synaptic. System detects it as elantech
please check what driver is controlling it by looking in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

If you don't know what to look for try posting the output of the following:
Code:
grep -i touchpad /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Also, as I asked in my previous post please tell us what method you are currently using to configure it.

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:24 AM   #7
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Solved:

Here is how:

1) Downloaded uget = it supports pause and resume for file download

2) Downloaded the gnome desktop. It supports scrolling, tapping and automatic login

Anyways, thanks for the help
Have a nice day.
 
Old 05-15-2014, 08:25 AM   #8
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New problem= How do i change the orientation of task bar to verticle ? in debian, gnome
 
Old 05-15-2014, 08:24 PM   #9
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Hi,

AFAIK in Gnome 3 the bar position is not configurable.

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Old 05-16-2014, 01:09 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Hi,

please check what driver is controlling it by looking in your /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

If you don't know what to look for try posting the output of the following:
Code:
grep -i touchpad /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Also, as I asked in my previous post please tell us what method you are currently using to configure it.

Evo2.

manish@localhost:~/Desktop$ grep -i touchpad /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[ 23.196] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/event8)
[ 23.197] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "evdev touchpad catchall"
[ 23.197] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "touchpad catchall"
[ 23.197] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "Default clickpad buttons"
[ 23.197] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass "touchpad catchall"
[ 23.257] (II) Using input driver 'synaptics' for 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad'
[ 23.257] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: always reports core events
[ 23.307] (II) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: ignoring touch events for semi-multitouch device
[ 23.307] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: x-axis range 0 - 819
[ 23.307] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: y-axis range 0 - 405
[ 23.307] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: pressure range 0 - 255
[ 23.307] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: finger width range 0 - 15
[ 23.307] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: buttons: left right double triple
[ 23.308] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Vendor 0x2 Product 0xe
[ 23.308] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found
[ 23.308] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: always reports core events
[ 23.308] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" (type: TOUCHPAD, id 12)
[ 23.309] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) MinSpeed is now constant deceleration 2.5
[ 23.309] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: MaxSpeed is now 1.75
[ 23.309] (**) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: AccelFactor is now 0.219
[ 23.310] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[ 23.310] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration profile 1
[ 23.310] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[ 23.310] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[ 23.310] (--) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found
[ 23.311] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/mouse0)
[ 23.311] (**) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Ignoring device from InputClass "touchpad ignore duplicates"
 
Old 05-16-2014, 01:12 AM   #11
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Hi,

well, you've found a solution using gnome, but as you can see your touchpad is driven by the synaptics driver so if you want to configure it independently of gnome you can follow the instructions on the wiki page I linked to in post #4.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 01:12 AM   #12
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Evo2,

I am rather comfortable with the xfce desktop. So, lets solve the issues

Best Regards,
Manish
 
Old 05-16-2014, 01:36 AM   #13
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Evo,

The wiki is too complicated. I am a newbie, and am not inclined to edit conf files . What if something goes wrong?

Isnt there a simpler gui method to make the changes to touchpad persistent?

Currently what i do is:

I have downloaded gpointing-device-settings from the synaptic app manager. And each time i reboot, I manually first uncheck then check the vertical scrolling option. That enables scrolling.

One more issue i encountered is I cant copy files to my external hard drive. How to do it? I changed the permissions to rw using root terminl, but still it doent work.

Manish
 
Old 05-16-2014, 02:42 AM   #14
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Hi,
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The wiki is too complicated. I am a newbie, and am not inclined to edit conf files . What if something goes wrong?
You replace the file that you editied with the backup of the original.
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Isnt there a simpler gui method to make the changes to touchpad persistent?
I don't know about gui's for this. I find editing the config file to be the simplest method.

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Currently what i do is:

I have downloaded gpointing-device-settings from the synaptic app manager. And each time i reboot, I manually first uncheck then check the vertical scrolling option. That enables scrolling.
It seems that package is quite buggy. Perhaps that is why you have to redo the settings each time. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=740093

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One more issue i encountered is I cant copy files to my external hard drive. How to do it? I changed the permissions to rw using root terminl, but still it doent work.
I is probably best if you start a new thread with this problem. Be sure to describe exactly what you did and what happened including the exact error messages that were reported.

Cheers,

Evo2.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 01:19 AM   #15
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This below given method worked for me:

1) Create empty file named 51-synaptics.conf in /usr/share/x11/xorg.conf.d using sudo command

2) Copy this code into it:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
EndSection

3) Save the file using sudo command
4) Reboot... and viola
 
  


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