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Old 05-12-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
rolandjdc
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Synaptics Touchpad Problem On Mandrake 10.0


Hi all,

I'm having awful troubles getting my touchpad to tap-click. I've installed synaptics-0.14.1, I've fiddled with /etc/X11/XF86Config and the *4, I've modprobed evdev, I've fiddled with /etc/lilo.conf, and still no joy. WTF am I doing wrong?


Here's my system stats:

PowerPro IV:28 ULTRA
15" SXGA+ TFT Active Matrix w/ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 w/64MB DDR
2.66GHz Intel� Pentium� 4 Processor (Northwood) w/512k L2 Cache - 533MHz System Bus Speed
60GB Ultra ATA/100 Hard Drive at 5,400 RPM
1,024MB (2 SODIMMS) PC2700 DDR Memory
Combo 8X DVD/24x10x24 CD-RW
Built-in 56k V.90 Data/Fax Modem
Built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet w/RJ-45 Jack
Built-in 802.11b Wireless LAN
Smart Li-ion Battery
Mandrake 10.0 Official with Xi Graphics Accelerated X Summit_LX Platinum X server.


Here's /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering
Load "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.12"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.06"
Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "TopEdge" "1700"
Option "RightEdge" "5300"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "BusMouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1400x1050"
HorizSync 31.5-90
VertRefresh 59-75

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "ATI"
BoardName "ATI Radeon (fglrx)"
Driver "radeon"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1152 864
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1152 864
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1152 864
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1152 864
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

Thank you,
rolandjdc
 
Old 05-13-2005, 03:40 AM   #2
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You may want to have a look at this page. It outlines what is needed in order to get the ALPS touchpad fully working.


Hkan
 
Old 05-13-2005, 07:46 PM   #3
rolandjdc
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Quote:
Originally posted by hw-tph
You may want to have a look at this page. It outlines what is needed in order to get the ALPS touchpad fully working.


Hkan
But I've got a Synaptics, not an ALPS ;-)
 
Old 05-20-2005, 06:43 AM   #4
box_l
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have a search here.

http://baudot.com/articles/touchpad.ph
 
  


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