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Old 10-20-2005, 02:20 AM   #16
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Originally posted by nx5000

my mistake
If I remember (I don't use rpm now) , the options -qa query if the package exists.
And if nothing was displayed, it means the package is not installed :-)

$rpm -hUv <thing_to_install> to install something.
$man rpm is really something you should look at

then you should be able to go further in the compilation. But this tool only tweaks a little bit the touchpad. It doesn't install anything
Now you say your touchpad doesn't work at all? Even with your old config file?

Could you give the output of this to see if you really have the driver installed:
$dmesg | grep Synapt

No it worked after I rolled back the old config file. Ok thanks for the help with rpm, I'm gonna try to compile it again
Old 12-12-2005, 08:03 PM   #17
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Ubuntu Xorg.conf file...


I am running Ubuntu Linux, using a synaptics touchpad, and the touchpad works pretty good with the following xorg.conf file (although the scroll area along the edge does not work). I'm pretty sure this will work with Debian as well.

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)

Section "Files"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
        FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"

Section "Module"
        Load    "GLcore"
        Load    "bitmap"
        Load    "ddc"
        Load    "dri"
        Load    "extmod"
        Load    "freetype"
        Load    "glx"
        Load    "int10"
        Load    "type1"
        Load    "vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"

# This is for my wireless optical mouse
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"

# This is for my touchpad
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "10"
        Option          "UpDownScrolling"       "1"
Old 12-13-2005, 06:20 AM   #18
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If you don't want to fiddle around with xorg.conf (which isn't really that hard) you can change two settings in Firefox to get rid of the anoying back/forward issue. Type about:config in the address field and make this change.

mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action = 2 => mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action = 0
mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines = false => mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines = true

Last edited by antis; 12-13-2005 at 06:23 AM.


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