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Old 02-07-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
jamesbon
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how how to make laptop touchpad work in Fedora 16


I just installed Fedora 16 and I see that the touchpad tapping does not have any effect on any icon or app shortcut.
I have a Dell Laptop.I also have Ubuntu 11.10 on same machine on which touchpad tapping works like a charm.
On Googling I came across
http://www.google.co.in/search?gcx=c&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=how+to+enable+touchpad+in+fedora+16
as per following
http://jaisejames.wordpress.com/2011...dm3-fedora-16/

and edited my /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
the original file was
Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
EndSection
after modification the file is

Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option “TapButton1″ “1″
        Option “TapButton2″ “2″
        Option “TapButton3″ “3″
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
EndSection
The touch pad is working what I want is tapping a touch pad tapping to be active.
The hardware is correct as I have Ubuntu also running on the same machine and touchpad tap works over there.

Last edited by jamesbon; 02-07-2012 at 10:40 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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On KDE spin it is here:

System Settings > Input Devices > Touchpad > Tapping
 
Old 02-08-2012, 10:45 PM   #3
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How do I find out what spin I am using?
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
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Let's assume a standard setup - gnome 3.
If you see "Activities" in the top left corner, run your mouse pointer up there and type "mou" (no quotes). Should be obvious from there.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 02:11 PM   #5
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Quote:
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How do I find out what spin I am using?
try with a
Quote:
rpm -q kdebase
command if you use KDE gui interface
 
  


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