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Old 12-27-2007, 03:10 AM   #1
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Synaptics Debian


I'm having some issues with my synaptics touchpad on my Debian etch system. I have the file xserver-xorg-input-synaptics installed and the following xorg.conf entry:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection
lsmod doesn't show any 'synaptics' module loaded. I have gsynaptics installed to configure the touchpad, but it is useless right now. My touchpad works but is far from convenient and far from fully functional. Suggestions?

Thanks again
 
Old 12-27-2007, 05:18 AM   #2
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i might be able to help....

i wrote this a while back its pretty stupid but it could help

http://www.freewebs.com/tommytomthms5/
 
Old 12-27-2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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Check your xorg log file. Find the section about the touchpad and see if there are any error messages about it.

Also check out dmesg to see how the kernel is identifying the touchpad during boot.

You can post the info here and it will help figure things out.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 12:24 AM   #4
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Out put from cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep synaptic

(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so

and some tweaking I did on my xorg.conf file. I finally got more function from the touchpad but still lacking features such as 'right-edge' scrolling and what not. also when I was able to breath a little bit of life into the touchpad qsynaptics would not work. and vice versa. here is some of my xorg.conf file and thanks again.


Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
Load "synaptics"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Mouse"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
Option "RightEdge" "5300"
Option "TopEdge" "1700"
Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "1"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.09"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0015"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
# Option "Repeater" "/dev/ps2mouse"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse"
Option "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Syntax errors? and as of right now, with this setup my touchpad doesn't work at all (It was working earlier). Thanks
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #5
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masonm, Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, after my last post I found some info and got everything working properly. I was missing a few key lines from my xorg.conf file. For whom it may concern here is my working copy of xorg.conf after a proper build and install of my synaptics driver.

Section "Module"
.....
Load "synaptics"
.....
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Mouse"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.3"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.015"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"

EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
.....
InputDevice "Configured Mouse" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse" "AlwaysCore"
.....
EndSection


**I'm not sure if the SHMConfig area is redundant.

Thanks for the help
 
  


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