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Old 10-06-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Activation of the touchpad scrolling and wifi!!

i have an acer 4920 laptop using debian linux, i dont know how to activate its wifi and to activate the vertical and horizontal scroll in the touchpad.
Old 10-06-2009, 04:42 AM   #2
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It's been a while since I've been configuring.
Let's start with you wireless.
Don't know if Debian comes with Atheros drivers if your laptop even has Atheros chip for wireless.
Paste output of:
lspci | grep -i Ethernet
Old 10-06-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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Hi kiruja,

wellcome to LQ. I don't have any experience with Debian but with Slackware as well as Gentoo if you're running hald you'll have to copy the fdi-file for the "synaptics-touchpad" from /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10-osvendor to /etc/hal/fdi/policy and make the appropriate changes. fdi-files are in xml-format and selfexplaining.



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