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Old 01-09-2004, 06:12 PM   #1
n0xide
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Help me get my touchpad to work on an Inspiron 8200


Im running mandrake 9.1 and I cant get my damn touchpad to work for the life of me. So any help would be great. Ohh and can you make how to do it a very easy step by n00bie step process.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:15 PM   #2
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Most touch-pads are really just PS/2 devices. When you install Mandrake, is it not recognised? Can you use your touch-pad during installation?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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i didnt try i had a mouse at that time and wasnt using the pad. now i tried to use it cause im not gunna have a mouse and it dosent work oh well.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:38 PM   #4
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what kind of mouse are you using? a usb mouse? and is your touchpad a synaptics touchpad (my guess is yes, since it's a dell inspiron)?

give this a looksie. worked wonders for me.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...chpad+solution
 
  


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