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Old 11-08-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
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Touchpad won't tap-click

I am running Fedora Core 2 on an HP laptop. Tap-clicking on my touchpad doesn't seem to work (altho it works fine with Knoppix). I was told to look at Qsynaptics and it looks like it may help but i have a few questions.

What is X11? Do i have it/need it?

Do i need to install the synaptics driver first?
Old 11-08-2004, 05:50 PM   #2
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X11 is the server on which your graphical apps run. If you have KDE or GNOME installed, then you also already have X11 installed; specifically, since you use FC2, you most likely have an X11 server from - the packages will be called xorg-*

Take a look at the tuxmobil site for more info on touchpads!


Old 11-08-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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What exact laptop model do you have? If you have an ALPS touchpad (as on the HP nx9105 and Compaq R3xx series) you will need to apply a kernel patch from the Synaptics driver package.

Old 11-08-2004, 08:57 PM   #4
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i have an hp pavilion ze5300.. so, do i need the patch?


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