Im working on getting my synaptics touchpad working in mandrake 10 with kernel 2.6.3-7.
I've been basically going by this
tutorial. Now I can do all the steps except #1 (i know that sounds stupid) but they barely break the surface on this.
I skipped over #1, just hoping that was already done. So I put the driver in the right spot and edited my XF86Config-4 just like the one there, but on reboot xfree fails and sets me at command prompt. When i type "startx" it gives errors about Mouse1 (or ps2 mouse).
So from the command line I just overwrote the file with my backup so i could startx.
Okay so I did some searching and found more stuff on "evdev". But every single site gives me the same thing,
" You may also need to load module evdev in your /etc/modprobe.preload file. "
Now what am I supposed to do there?
I opened that file up in kwrite but I have no idea what I'm supposed to type in it to Load module evdev.
I know this is pretty lame, but I cannot seem to find this. Thanks for any help you can provide me.