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Old 11-30-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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GSynaptics, scroll with touchpad as mac notebooks


hi, I've heared thath in some notebooks the scroll with the touchpad works as in man (with two fingers). I've got a dell xps and it's not working like that here.

I tried to download GSynaptics but when I run it I got the famous message:

GSynaptics no ha podido arrancar. Necesita configurar la variable 'SHMConfig' al valor 'true' en el archivoxorg.conf o XF86Config que use GSynaptics

In english its something like:

GSynaptics could not start. You need to configure the 'SHMConfig' to the 'true' value in the file xorg.conf or XF86Config that uses GSynaptics


I dont know if this program will help me to do what I want, but at least can someone please help me to solve this problem with GSynaptics?
 
Old 12-02-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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xorg.conf file will be at /etc/x11/

scrolling with two fingers ??? what it means ?
horizontal scrolling & vertical scrolling options ?? or
putting two fingers on touchpad ( like in MACBOOK ) --- circular scrolling ???
 
Old 12-02-2009, 05:20 AM   #3
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To enable SHMCONFIG

follow this to enable shmconfig
In a terminal type (for Gnome/Ubuntu):

Code:
gksudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi
(for KDE/Kubuntu):

Code:
kdesudo kate /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi
Put this into the file:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
      <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">on</merge>
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>
Save and close that file, reboot, and SHMConfig should be enabled.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 03:05 AM   #4
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You can give a chance and to this http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/op...y/os-touchpad/
Gives you zooming and other multitouch features. Not perfect of course.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 06:00 AM   #5
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thank you!! that was more or less what I was looking for, but in order to make that work I should enable synaptics, but I cant do it!!!



raju.mopidevi:
I mean that if you put two fingers on the touchpad and you move them vertically you are gonna vertically scroll, I saw that in some notebooks that comes as default with ubuntu, but it's not my case. I have no idea if it works horizontally or not, but at least I want it vertically.

I did what you said, but it didnt work, those instructions created a new file, was that suppoused to happen or I was expected to edit an existing file?
I read some pages in forums but I couldt make it work, they all say that you should edit the file xorg.conf but mine is different to those they say ( it doesnt have the input device section where you should add some lines). Do you know how to do it? I send you what I have in it:





Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Last edited by jimenabpose; 12-03-2009 at 06:30 AM.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 10:27 AM   #6
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you are supposed to edit existing file. !
 
Old 12-04-2009, 07:53 AM   #7
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ok, but I dont have a file named like that... I searched it and it does not exist
 
  


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