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Old 12-17-2003, 05:59 PM   #1
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Getting touchpad to work?

Have a laptop with mandrake 9.2 on it... Have a usb wireless compaq mouse that works fine but the touchpad nor eraser works to move the mouse around...

Any way I can get it to work? I went into the control panel and tried every mouse in the list with no luck
Old 12-18-2003, 12:12 AM   #2
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Are you trying to get your touch pad and a wireless mouse to work at the same time? I was able to get both the touchpad and a USB mouse working together here is how:

Goto or read and download at and download the synaptic driver. Copy the "synaptics_drv.o" to your XFree module directory (e.g.: /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers). I did not compile the driver, I just copied the file from the uncompressed .tar.gz file.

edit your XF86Config-4

Mine looks like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse2"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Edges" "1900 5400 1800 3900"
Option "Finger" "25 30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "20"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.02"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0007"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "on"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "CorePointer" ""

Also around the bottom of the XF86Config-4:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Mouse2" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"

Notice I put - Identifier "Mouse2". I have my usb mouse as mouse1. Now I can use both or if im traveling and dont want to pull out my usb mouse, my touchpad with all features work. On my touchpad even the finger tip scrool pad works great.

Did a quick google search and found this:

His has been set up for both PS2 and USB mice.

Last edited by ac_dispatcher; 12-18-2003 at 12:16 AM.


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