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Old 05-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Touch pad not working in debian 7 (Wheezy)


So i just install debian 7 on my laptop and everything is twerking just fine except my touch pad.

How can i get this to work?
 
Old 05-27-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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see if
Code:
harry@biker:~
$ apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics:
  Installed: 1.6.2-2
  Candidate: 1.6.2-2
  Version table:
 *** 1.6.2-2 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
is installed first. Then see if

Code:
$ apt-cache policy gpointing-device-settings
gpointing-device-settings:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.5.1-6
  Version table:
     1.5.1-6 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main amd64 Packages
is installed because it does


Quote:
configuration tool for pointing devices

GUI tool for setting pointing devices. Currently it can configure mouse type device (mouse, trackpoint etc.) and touchpads.

For mouse you can configure middle button emulation, wheel emulation and scrolling.

It can enable and disable touchpad, or scrolling on it as well as additional parameters like palm detection, locked drags, tapping and scrolling.

It is a successor of GSynaptics.
http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/xs...nput-synaptics

http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/gp...evice-settings
 
Old 05-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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Some laptops have a function key to enable/disable the touchpad. When I installed Slackware, that switch was defaulted to "off."

On my Acer, the picture on the key has a rectangle with a line poking into it, supposed to represent a finger on a touchpad, but you'd never know what it meant if you didn't already know what it meant. Somebody here on LQ put me on the trail to track it down.

It might be worth checking for something like that.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
root@debian7-laptop:/home/skilo# apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics:
Installed: 1.6.2-2
Candidate: 1.6.2-2
Version table:
*** 1.6.2-2 0
500 cdrom://[Debian GNU/Linux 7.0.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 xfce-CD Binary-1 20130504-14:44]/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
500 http://ftp.gtlib.gatech.edu/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable/main amd64 Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
root@debian7-laptop:/home/skilo# apt-cache policy gpointing-device-settings
gpointing-device-settings:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 1.5.1-6
Version table:
1.5.1-6 0
500 http://ftp.gtlib.gatech.edu/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stable/main amd64 Packages
root@debian7-laptop:/home/skilo#
So i guess i need to install the gpointing thing?
 
Old 05-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
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Ok i installed gpointing and now scrolling works on the touch pad but tapping still does not and i didn't see a tick box in the program there to enable tapping only a tick box that says disable tapping.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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PRAISE BE TO JEBUS! I got it working good now.

i just copy over this:

Quote:
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "Touchpad" # required
MatchIsTouchpad "yes" # required
Driver "synaptics" # required
Option "MinSpeed" "0.5"
Option "MaxSpeed" "1.0"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.075"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2" # multitouch
Option "TapButton3" "3" # multitouch
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1" # multitouch
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1" # multitouch
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
Option "CoastingSpeed" "8"
Option "CornerCoasting" "1"
Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "7"
Option "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "1"
Option "LBCornerButton" "8" # browser "back" btn
Option "RBCornerButton" "9" # browser "forward" btn
EndSection
Into a /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf

And now everything is twerking good now.
 
  


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