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Old 10-08-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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touchpad/mouse won't work in X 2.4.26 kernel synaptics/gpm issue?


Ok I have searched for hours now and I will not use another distro. I have grounded myself to Slackware 10. I need the frustration (the relief is often better however).

I cannot get my touchpad mouse to work when starting X. I am running a Dell Inspiron 1000 laptop and have found probably 2 other users running linux on this laptop. I think it is pretty new. I have edited my xorg.conf file from the settings of "Auto" "PS/2" and "GlidePointPS/2"

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Option     "Protocol"     "[setting]"
Everything else is pretty much standard. I found some information stating that synaptics is supposed to be installed, which it is, as well as gpm. The settings didn't show any commands referring to the actual loading of the device. Am I supposed to reference these drivers in the xorg.conf file or something? I just threw slackware on this laptop. Before it was running Mandrake 10 with the 2.6 kernel (I believe), so it would not make any sense for me to not be able to get it to work with slack. Could it possibly be issues with the kernel? Any help would be extremely appreciated.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
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Have you tried using the basic IMPS/2 driver? Thats the one I use on my laptop and everything works just fine on it.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:06 AM   #3
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I have a synaptics touchpad on my laptop, my settings in xorg.conf are:

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Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "ZAxisMapping"  "4  5"
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:32 AM   #4
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Code:
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option      "CorePointer"
    Option      "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
    Option      "Protocol"      "PS/2"
    Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
That got it working...
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:34 AM   #5
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It think the device settings may have screwed it up....
 
  


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