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Old 02-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy *Help* Touchpad "tap-to-click" - off

hi, im a new born to linux and ubuntu. im trying my best to learn the system myself, but its becoming increasingly more difficult to configure. i've read many threads about editing a section under sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf but my touchpad does not show up there, i tried writing the code and, to say the least, bad idea. i finally got my desktop to load again, but i'd really appreciate some help. i use ubuntu 8.10 and KDe(maybe KDm? im so newb im not sure the difference) and also have synaptics touchpad. Thank you.
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Go to System > Preferences > Mouse or similar in KDE, and then click on the “Touchpad” tab,check if “Enable mouse clicks with touchpad" is unchecked.You can run from the terminal;
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
type password for sudo and hit enter then find a Synaptics Touchpad Section,it should look like;
Section “InputDevice”
Identifier  “Synaptics Touchpad”
Driver      “synaptics”
Option      “SendCoreEvents” “true”
Option      “Device” “/dev/psaux”
Option      “Protocol” “auto-dev”
add a line before EndSection (if it's not there)
Option      "MaxTapTime" "20"
If you want to make it more sensitive, increase the value from "20"."0" means disabled.If the section is not there create one with the inputs like above,save the file and reboot.

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