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Old 05-09-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
martingwashy
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Talking Gesture sensitive touchpad problems. PLEASE HELP


Hey guys, just a few weeks ago i decided to switch from windows to linux due to problems with loosing my data. I'm successfully dualbooting windows 7( for games and media) and ubuntu 10.04 for work. My problem lies in the touchpad of my new leptop ( HP envy ) i heard that there are supposedly manny problems with it in general however i was able to fix it all with a simple drver update in win 7. In linux it doesnt seem to work no matter what( it is gesture sensitive ) I tried to google the solution and i still cant do it:P i'm really bad with computers so im probably doing some mistakes with the terminal or something. Does anyone have a solution or similar problem ?

BTW tnx guys for the wonderfull support this community offers, helped me a bunch of times by just reading other posts. bye
 
Old 05-10-2010, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi,

Doesn't it work at all, or are you talking about the gestures? I'd really find strange if it didn't work at all, since a touchpad should be automagically usable with the synaptics driver. Check that it is a standard synaptics touchpad by running "dmesg | grep -i synaptics" in a terminal. Then reading through your /var/log/Xorg.0.log file could give you some pointers as to what is (not) going on.

Serafean
 
Old 05-10-2010, 10:51 AM   #3
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There's tpconfig to configure gestures if you WANT them. tpconfig can also disable them for some scratch pads.

Alternatively I like adding mousedev.tap_time=0 to my kernel boot parms. Keeps that tapping (intentional or not) as being interpreted as a mouse click. If it's an actual module you could just modprobe mousedev tap_time=0. If it's already loaded, you might need to unload it first.

$ modinfo mousedev
$ modinfo psmouse
 
Old 05-15-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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Tnx guys for the help...my touchpad does work( the multitouch gestures like pinch to zoom) ..and im pretty sure ive installed tpconfig and tried to enable it...i think it might be a problem because my touchpad is a multitouch one from hp ...and maybe ubuntu doesnt support it ? im planning on droping windows entirely but the touchpad is a big deal for me since i use it way mote then the mouse. Any help is really appriciated tnx ( im actually amazed that you people actually do try to help ..great community !)
 
Old 05-15-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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Hi,

I found this, if you're not completely opposed to non-free (as in speech) software; this might be worth looking into. Another very interesting read was here.

Hope these help, Serafean
 
Old 05-15-2010, 06:18 PM   #6
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tpconfig might be synaptic specific.

lsmod should list your modules. Match them against your /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/mouse/, then modinfo those modules. Some limited options there to customize your pointer device. At a minimum it'll give you a keyword (or two) to google on. If they're not modules, then they'll be listed in /boot/config or somewhere in /proc/.
 
  


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