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Old 09-16-2006, 08:17 PM   #1
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Where I can find a driver for my hp dv 1000 touchpad?

I'm a linux newbie. I finished the instalation and everything is ok except that I can run xserver without a mouse connected to my laptop. I want to know if there any touchpad driver that works likes a mouse? I installed slackware 10.2. I know there's one out there becasuse SLAX recognizes the touchpad. Thanks?
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Re: Where I can find a driver for my hp dv 1000 touchpad?

If you are saying that you cannot use the touchpad in X Windows ... then there probably is a problem with your X configuraton (xorg.conf).

You should be able to use the touchpad without a driver.

Look in your /dev/input directory for your mouse devices.
If you run:

$ cat < /dev/input/mouse0

then try the touchpad
do this for each device until you find the touchpad.

Then edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use this device under the "InputDevice" section.

You can also install the synaptics touchpad driver to obtain more control and options.


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