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Old 12-19-2010, 05:03 PM   #16
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There is a report of two finger scrolling working on the Dell Inspiron 1525 here. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dell_Inspiron_1525

The synaptics settings reported are in the old HAL XML format, but you could compare them with your values.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 07:41 PM   #17
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After a closer look at the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf that you posted I suggest you change:
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Identifier "touchpad catchall"
to
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Identifier "touchpad"
Also, there should be no need for these lines:
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Section "Module"
Load "synaptics"
EndSection
 
Old 12-20-2010, 10:27 AM   #18
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Hi,

I did not see the second post until now (I will try the conf file changes today once I get back home). I just tried the values from the first link that you had given. That is a very useful thread for my laptop - configuration of almost everything. However, the two-finger scrolling still doesn't work. I just followed a few links from the same link and I got to know that multiple detection of the touchpad could also be a problem (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=104769). Then, I noticed that though the "changes" document says that the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf will be overread if the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf file exists, this doesn't seem to be happening. I figured this out because of the multiple detection statements in Xorg.0.log:
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[ 2351.416] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "evdev touchpad catchall"
[ 2351.416] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "touchpad"
[ 2351.417] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "touchpad catchall"
I went ahead and renamed the 50-synaptics.conf file in /usr/share/... and also commented out the touchpad section in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf. This did overcome the multiple detection problem, but did not make the two finger scrolling work still.

As I type this post, I realized that the modprobe command I had put in rc.local probably is not required now and it may get detected automatically. I have to try this and the other suggestion in the last post. I will do that and get back another post. Thanks a lot. Hoping for some success!!
 
Old 12-21-2010, 12:34 AM   #19
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I tried the suggestions, but they don't seem to make the two-finger scrolling work. So far, I have tried the values provided in the link for Inspiron 1525 and also the other two changes to the conf file!
 
  


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