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Old 10-09-2009, 07:13 PM   #1
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Touchpad doesnt work


hi i am a tottaly newbie with linux, i recently installed suse 11.1 on my laptop (acer aspire 3100). It seems that all works perfectly excepts touchpad. What can i do?

P.S: I dont know if the touchpad is faulty, maybe it is. On the laptop was installed Vista and worked perfectly, one day the laptop stoped working and now i cant install windows so i am trying linux.

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Old 10-10-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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Try searching through YAST2 for the synaptics package and change the mouse driver from auto to synaptics.
 
Old 10-10-2009, 04:56 AM   #3
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Try searching through YAST2 for the synaptics package and change the mouse driver from auto to synaptics.
I did that. But didn't fix the problem, after restarting laptop either touchpad or usb mouse seems to work!
 
Old 10-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #4
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Ok I would change the protocol back to PS/2 and then try this and see if that helps. try installing gsynaptics. Also take a look at this. Then try adding this to your xorg.conf file.

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Name" "Touchpad"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Vendor" "Synaptics"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


This may help.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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Ok I would change the protocol back to PS/2 and then try this and see if that helps. try installing gsynaptics. Also take a look at this. Then try adding this to your xorg.conf file.

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Name" "Touchpad"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Vendor" "Synaptics"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


This may help.
First of all thank you. I tried to do that but i cant because i dont have the rights to do it, how do i log in as root? I also want to know i modify xorg.conf file after installing gsynaptics? And how do i install gsynaptics?
 
Old 10-11-2009, 05:28 AM   #6
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And how do i install gsynaptics
open a terminal
type
Code:
su
type the root password
Code:
yum install gsynaptics
 
Old 10-12-2009, 11:50 AM   #7
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open a terminal
type
Code:
su
type the root password
Code:
yum install gsynaptics
bash: yum: command not found
I get that when i use your command (yum install gsynaptics)
 
  


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