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Old 09-22-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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touch pad - tap does not work


hi,

my touchpad works fine but Iam not able to use the tap to select. I have to the buttons. are there any drivers to make this work.. I use toshiba satellite m200 and fedora 9.

thanks.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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hi,

my touchpad works fine but Iam not able to use the tap to select. I have to the buttons. are there any drivers to make this work.. I use toshiba satellite m200 and fedora 9.

thanks.
I think the driver is called xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (at least it is in debian-based systems) and it supports taps. Chances are that you already have it installed and just need to configure your /etc/X11/xorg.conf properly to get everything out of it.

/CZ
 
Old 09-23-2008, 05:14 AM   #3
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thanks CZ. I will try this.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
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hi,

my touchpad works fine but Iam not able to use the tap to select. I have to the buttons. are there any drivers to make this work.. I use toshiba satellite m200 and fedora 9.

thanks.

This worked for me in FC9 (tried everything else before w/o success)

yum install ksynaptics libsynaptics

Configure via Ksynaptics
 
Old 09-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #5
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This worked for me in FC9 (tried everything else before w/o success)

yum install ksynaptics libsynaptics

Configure via Ksynaptics
Yeah, there are gui frontends for configuring synaptics and ksynaptics is the one for KDE. If you're using gnome you have gsynaptics instead but it can also be configured directly through xorg.conf.
 
Old 09-25-2008, 02:15 PM   #6
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I was having the same problems. I went with ubuntu and it pretty much took care of all the hardware driver problems. Might want to try that.

Last edited by Tinkster; 09-16-2010 at 12:20 PM.
 
Old 09-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #7
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thanks for all the replys. after looking at the xorg.config file, I found that the synaptics section is missing. following is what the file contains.

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "intel"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection
should I add the synaptics section??
 
Old 09-27-2008, 02:11 PM   #8
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I had this section in my xorg.conf whan I ran synaptics on an old laptop of mine

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
	Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0"
	Option		"SHMConfig"		"on"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	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" 	"100"
	Option 		"MinSpeed" 		"0.5"
	Option 		"MaxSpeed" 		"1"
	Option 		"AccelFactor" 		"0.0010"
EndSection
This configuration worked for me when I ran Debian Etch.

/CZ
 
Old 10-21-2008, 07:57 PM   #9
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thanks guys...its worked after pasting the lines in xorg.conf
 
Old 10-22-2008, 03:52 PM   #10
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thanks guys...its worked after pasting the lines in xorg.conf
Took you some time to try it out

Glad it worked out.

/CZ
 
  


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