LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,200

Rep: Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533
Update niggles with keyboard & Synaptics driver


I've gone from 13.1 to 13.37, and hit this problem. The Irish (~=gb) is gone to US, and the bar along the side of the touchpad no longer works.

So I went to the Backup (Yes, stop laughing, I had a backup) and copied in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/* which had the files for sorting slackware-13.1, but _they_ did nothing after a reboot. I have
Code:
bash-4.1$ cat 10-keymap.fdi
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.keys">
      <merge key="input.x11_options.XkbLayout" type="string">gb</merge>
      <merge key="input.xkb.variant" type="string" />
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>
bash-4.1$ cat 11-x11-synaptics.fdi
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
        <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
        <!-- Enable tap click by default: -->
        <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
        <!-- Arbitrary options can be passed to the driver using
             the input.x11_options property since xorg-server-1.5. -->
        <!-- EXAMPLES:
        Switch on shared memory, enables the driver to be configured at runtime
	<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>

	Maximum movement of the finger for detecting a tap
	<merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">2000</merge>

	Enable vertical scrolling when dragging along the right edge -->
	<merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">true</merge>

	<!--Enable vertical scrolling when dragging with two fingers anywhere on the touchpad
	<merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>

	Enable horizontal scrolling when dragging with two fingers anywhere on the touchpad
	<merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>

	If on, circular scrolling is used
	<merge key="input.x11_options.CircularScrolling" type="string">true</merge>

	For other possible options, check CONFIGURATION DETAILS in synaptics man page -->


    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>
What did I do wrong?

Last edited by business_kid; 04-27-2011 at 01:15 PM. Reason: Premature post
 
Old 04-27-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
piratesmack
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Distribution: Slackware, Arch
Posts: 518

Rep: Reputation: 133Reputation: 133
Not sure about the first one, but synaptics configuration is done by xorg.conf instead of HAL in Current

Copy /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and make your changes. I think you'll just have to add:
Code:
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
See the synaptics man page for all available options

Last edited by piratesmack; 04-27-2011 at 04:18 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
vulcan59
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2007
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware 13.37 & 14.0
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 24
The keyboard layout is handled the same way as synaptics but with file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf. This is mentioned in the file CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT for 13.37. Well worth a read if you haven't already.
 
Old 04-28-2011, 02:51 AM   #4
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,200

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533Reputation: 533
Thanks, folks. Back to xorg.conf.d, it seems. Last time it was moved into hal.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Glidepoint & The Synaptics Driver. cwizardone Slackware 10 01-31-2010 11:51 AM
Synaptics touchpad not recognised by synaptics driver (12.1) bogzab Slackware 13 03-22-2009 09:23 PM
The synaptics driver works, synclient & syndaemon fails tisource Linux - Hardware 0 03-23-2005 10:01 PM
FC2 weird after update (trash can&keyboard) azebuski Fedora 0 08-12-2004 09:27 PM
Update Mandrake & conflict with Ati9600pro driver. Darksky77 Mandriva 1 12-30-2003 04:21 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration