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Old 02-05-2010, 04:17 AM   #1
ghataknav
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Arrow Touchpad Xorg configuration in F12


hi all,

i have recently switched to F12 from F9. to get my touchpad working properly in F9, i had to add "Synaptics Touchpad" configuration in /etc/X11/Xorg.conf.

but, in F12, i did not find this file!! did i make any installation mistake or has this file been shifted to some other location (i couldn't find it)? i have an idea of the change that i need to make to get my touchpad working (in F9). but don't know where to make the change in F12. plz help me to configure my touchpad in F12. i have a acer7420 laptop with synaptics touchpad.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-05-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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Does the touchpad work?
Did you install the driver?
Look in /etc/X11

You can also use the xinput command to see what is available
E.g.:
Code:
xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Wacom Serial Tablet PC Pen Tablet/Digitizer eraser	id=7	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Wacom Serial Tablet PC Pen Tablet/Digitizer	id=8	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation        	id=9	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad              	id=10	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button
and you will see if the driver has been loaded.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 08:14 AM   #3
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May be, you can use a copy of xorg.conf from Fedora 9 ?


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Old 02-10-2010, 12:08 PM   #4
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thanks for your replies... the problem has been resolved...
 
Old 03-27-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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How was this problem resolved?
 
  


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