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Old 06-21-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
Geet
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Questions about xorg.conf and modprobe


Heya there,

I have a couple of questions about my touchpad. I wanted to enable tap on my touchpad. I edited the xorg.conf file, but I noticed that no matter what values I gave for the touchpad options, it didn't do any good. Finally, what worked for me was setting the modprobe parameter. I did this:

modprobe -r psmouse
# modprobe psmouse proto=bare

I understand this is removing the psmouse kernel and then adding it and setting the proto parameter to bare.

Does anyone know why editing the xorg.conf file didn't work and modprobe worked?

Also, how can I make this permanent? When I shut down my computer and restart, I have to reset the proto parameter.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Geet View Post
Does anyone know why editing the xorg.conf file didn't work and modprobe worked?
I don't think you have provided enough information to get a proper answer for that one... changes in the xorg.conf will have an impact on X, where as modprobe loads kernel modules.
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Also, how can I make this permanent? When I shut down my computer and restart, I have to reset the proto parameter.
This may be distro specific, but on my Debian boxes I'd achieve that with an entry in /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf like
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options psmouse proto=bare
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