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Old 06-26-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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Anyone know where I can find information / drivers for a synaptic touchpad driver ?

Using Kubuntu, my touchpad constantly fails to recognize taps. I know this isn't the hardware, because Knoppix Live sets it up very nicely.

Any thoughts?

Old 06-26-2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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Install the ksynaptic package. It should be available in one of your repositories. (Note: I'm a Fedora user, but I think, but don't really know, that this is correct for you, too.)

Your device section in xorg.conf should look something like this:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Synaptics"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
        Option      "SHMConfig" "true"
        Option      "UseShm" "true"

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