xorg.conf updates not taking effect/Laptop Touchpad Issues
My Edgy install does NOT recognize my laptop's synaptics touchpad properly (I can't scroll down a window using the side of the touchpad). So, I saved a copy of my xorg.conf from my previous Dapper install. Under Dapper my touchpad worked GREAT! I replaced Edgy's xorg.conf file with the one I had from Dapper. After replacing the file I "ctrl+alt+backspace" and login......my touchpad works again. If I restart my computer I'm back to touchpad that doesn't work again. If I "ctrl+alt+backspace", it works again. What is going on? Is xorg.conf not being updated or is this different problem entirely? I never had this issue under Dapper.
Thanks for your help! :)
Thank you for the link. I checked my xorg.conf file and made sure that it is configured as it should be. Once again, on bootup my touchpad is frozen. I must move my finger on the touchpad for a couple seconds for the touchpad to be activated. After I log in to Gnome and try using the scrolling functions...it doesn't work. If I do "ctrl+alt+backspace" and log back in, the touchpad is properly configured. How to I get my machine to properly recognize the touchpad on boot up??
Since I don't use an external mouse, I am going to try commenting out the section of the xorg.conf that makes reference for a generic mouse device. Perhaps that will help.
commenting the generic mouse section didn't do anything.
Did you follow the link to the fix?
I got mine set so, not only do I get the scroll option, I can also switch the touchpad off/on with ctrl+F9. I can rt-click with 2-finger taps... the works. I keep the configuration with qsynaptics -r and xbindkeys in the startup dialog.
Lets have a look at your xorg.conf then.
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
I removed all of the wacom lines. I have gsynaptics installed. The "gysnaptics-init --sm-disable" was loaded on Gnome startup by gsynaptics automatically. "gsynaptics -r" only brings up the configuration manager.
todd@todd-laptop:~$ cat /proc/bus/input/devices
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=0000
N: Name="PS/2 Mouse"
H: Handlers=mouse0 event1 ts0
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=7321
N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
H: Handlers=mouse1 event3 ts1
B: KEY=420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Why is it that if I do ctrl+alt+backspace....everything is fine? Edgy just won't detect the touchpad on initial startup. Under Dapper...I had no problems at all. I updated to Edgy before and got fed up so I went back to Dapper. I currently have Edgy installed and I don't want to redo my system AGAIN and put Dapper back on my machine in order to get this to work.
Last night I checked the xorg log files to see if there are any errors. I'm not familiar with what the log file SHOULD have looked like but I did notice that on bootup it says something about Alps Touchpad being input2, but when I do the ctrl+alt+backspace and the touchpad now works the log file NOW says Alps Touchpad being input3.
I read something about modifying the xorg.conf to say "/dev/something/input3" instead of /dev/psaux
help help help
I reinstalled Dapper
NONE of the information I read on the web or any of the information in the link above....worked. I still can NOT explain why Edgy would NOT recognize the touchpad on initial startup. Once again, I could get it to work if I restarted X using ctrl+alt+backspace, but the touchpad would not configure properly on the initial X bootup.
Edgy probably just didn't load the driver in the initial setup - or loaded the touchpad "disabled" - no nothing happened. I've got a script in startup programs to make sure the proper settings are loaded when I login.
Edgy comes with a thing called "synclient" which is supposed to help.
HOW? How do I get it to load on initial startup??
System > preferences > sessions > startup programs
... allows you to add programs which you want to start when you login.
I have "qsynaptics -r" in there to get my syanptics settings remembered.
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