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Old 02-20-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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Installing Synaptic Touchpad drivers


I am just wondering what I need to do to install the Synaptic Touchpad drivers for my Toshiba A100-SK8 laptop. I have found a couple of sites explaing how to do it but I am just not sure if it will work with my Toshiba as it is not listed as one of the laptop it works with. I figure that it is pretty standard across all the platforms so I am assuming that I can use the tutorial I found. Heres a link I am just wondering if you guys think this will work. I want to install the drivers because I want to turn off the tap to click options on the touchpad because its annoying and at the moment WAY to senesitive. I am randomly clicking things left right and center and its driving me up the wall lol.

http://www.compass.com/synaptics/
thanks in advance

todd

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Old 02-20-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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What distribution are you running?
 
Old 02-20-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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What distribution are you running?
Sorry man I should have told you that. I am running Fedora Core 6 kernal ver. 2.6.19-1.2911.fc6

thanks for the speedy reply
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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Try looking for an .rpm with synaptics in the title. There is one listed (synaptics-0.14.4-8.fc6.i386.rpm) on the mirrors. I would start by installing the official Fedora package first.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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Try looking for an .rpm with synaptics in the title. There is one listed (synaptics-0.14.4-8.fc6.i386.rpm) on the mirrors. I would start by installing the official Fedora package first.
So there is an official distribution of drivers provided by Fedora for the synaptic touchpad drivers? Where would I go to search for this? Sorry I am still really new to linux!!

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I did a little bit of searching. Would this be what you are talking about?
http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...uery=synaptics

Thanks again
todd

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:40 PM   #6
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Check this link out.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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Check this link out.
Oh nice man I found a site that has the driver I am looking for.
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i386.rpm.html
I am going to give it a try when I can get the internet connected at home. Thanks for your help and speedy response man!!

thanks
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:15 PM   #8
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I would use something like yum or I think the graphical option is pirut. These handle dependencies better then rpm. But either way, good luck with it.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 08:38 PM   #9
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I would use something like yum or I think the graphical option is pirut. These handle dependencies better then rpm. But either way, good luck with it.
Well by the looks of it I will have to use a localinstall anyways right? So would yum still resolve the dependencies for it if it is a localinstall? I can't seem to find the package anywhere as part of something for yum
 
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yum will handle dependencies for a localinstall if you have access to a repository.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 10:14 PM   #11
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yum will handle dependencies for a localinstall if you have access to a repository.
ok perfect man, hopefully then it will work for me!!
thanks again.

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Old 02-21-2007, 04:53 AM   #12
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Check this too.

It's a GTK+ tool, so if you are using K, don't hold it against me
 
Old 02-21-2007, 01:09 PM   #13
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Check this too.

It's a GTK+ tool, so if you are using K, don't hold it against me
Which reminds me, there is also a version for KDE called ksynaptics. Try doing a search here.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 01:55 PM   #14
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oh wow perfect guys I appreciate that. I will look into both. Hopefully I can get one of them working! Unfortunately I have to reinstall Fedora Core 6 as I messed it up doing a lvreduce. But it will be done quickly!

skyeye your link doesn't work for some reason....?

thanks again for the speedy replies!!
todd

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Old 02-21-2007, 07:16 PM   #15
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oh awesome well I used yum to install ksynaptics tools. However I still can figure out how to actually access them to see if they work.

I will try and figure it out and let you guys know

thanks again
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