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Old 01-05-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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double click touch pad


hello there

how could i get my touch double click to work just like i used to do in slackware,

right now i am using debian sarge

dell c800

although i have globxlin = live cd bash on slackware how could i prefrom double click is there possible i could copy the config file to debian

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Old 01-05-2005, 03:18 PM   #2
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It depends on what type of touchpad you have. I have (as do many others) one that uses the Synaptics driver. Google "linux synaptics touchpad driver" and you should come up with about 3 hits in the first 20 links that have tutorials on getting the driver to work. My guess would be this:

apt-get install synaptics

Then edit your xorg.conf to reflect those settings as shown in the many links found on Google (or xf86.conf, as it were).

If you watch your boot process and you do have a Synaptics pad, you will see a mention of this during kernel boot, though I don't think it is in dmesg. You will also want to make sure that the evdev module is compiled and installed, or compile it into the kernel.

Again, using Google there are oodles of instructions regarding this procedure. You may want to add Debian in the search string. That should tailor it fairly well to your setup.
 
  


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