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Old 03-06-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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Can't get Touchpad to Work on iBook


I've tried to get my touchpad to work with debian, but nothing I do seems to make it work.

My computer is the newest model ibook (2005) model. Apparently it has a different driver to allow the two finger scrolling. Regardless, I can't get anything to work - the touchpad is simply non-responsive.

Also, I tried to do cat dev/input/ to all the devices there but I got no response to any of the input devices.

I'm running the default debian that you download from their website.

Here is my xf86config file:

Thanks for any help!!!!

Code:
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
#   cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "Files"
    FontPath    "unix/:7100"            # local font server
    # if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"


    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath    "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts"
    FontPath    "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load    "GLcore"
    Load    "bitmap"
    Load    "dbe"
    Load    "ddc"
    Load    "dri"
    Load    "extmod"
    Load    "freetype"
    Load    "glx"
    Load    "int10"
    Load    "record"
    Load    "speedo"
    Load    "type1"
    Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver        "keyboard"
    Option        "CoreKeyboard"
    Option        "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
    Option        "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    Option        "XkbLayout"    "es"
#    Option        "XkbVariant"    "es"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier    "Configured Mouse"
    Driver        "mouse"
    Option        "CorePointer"
    Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "Protocol"        "ImPS/2"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping"        "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice" 
	Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" 
	Driver "synaptics" 
	Option "SendCoreEvents" "true" 
	Option "Device" "/dev/input/psaux"
	Option "Protocol" "auto-dev" 
	Option "LeftEdge" "60" 
	Option "RightEdge" "900" 
	Option "BottomEdge" "511" 
	Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0" 
	Option "MinSpeed" "0,4" 
	Option "MaxSpeed" "1" 
	Option "AccelFactor" "0,08" 
	Option "MaxTapTime" "0" 
	Option "TapButton1" "0" 
	Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1" 
	Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1" 
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV250 5c63 [Radeon Mobility 9200 M9+]"
    Driver        "ati"
    Option        "UseFBDev"        "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Monitor genérico"
    HorizSync    30-60
    VertRefresh    50-75
    Option        "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Device        "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV250 5c63 [Radeon Mobility 9200 M9+]"
    Monitor        "Monitor genérico"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        1
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        4
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        8
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        15
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        16
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
        Depth        24
        Modes        "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier    "Default Layout"
    Screen        "Default Screen"
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
    Mode    0666
EndSection
 
Old 03-06-2007, 04:25 PM   #2
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Which version? etch? sarge? sid? To be honest most of the stuff in your synaptics section has proven useless to me. What has works in add
Code:
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Then after that you can use this lovely program called synclient, first thing to do is a synclient -l | less, this will output all the possible values which can be changed with
Code:
synclient Var=[Value]
I haven't figured out how to store the values yet, thats one of my challenges for tonight.
 
  


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