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Old 03-25-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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Synaptics touchpad not working with Mdk 10

The tap-to-click function no longer works on my synaptics touchpad. Has anyone else experienced this? It seems like I remember seeing a bug report, but I havent been able to find it.
Old 03-25-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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From the errata:

* Problem Tap-click does not work on Synaptics touchpad.
o Solution Install Synaptics driver from contrib. Follow the instructions in the INSTALL file for configuring the XF86Config-4 file. You may also need to load module evdev in your /etc/modprobe.preload file.
Old 03-25-2004, 02:40 PM   #3
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Thank you!
Old 03-27-2004, 12:45 AM   #4
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how to do the abv install

Hi, pls kindly adv how to do the abv install to correct the synaptics in mandrake 10.00
Old 05-02-2004, 04:46 PM   #5
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Try this:

or try cooker mailing-list, it seems a problem has been solved.
Old 05-24-2004, 10:13 AM   #6
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Finally managed to get my Touchpad Synaptics (Dell Inspiron 2650) to work with Mandrake 10.0

Full howto available at for those interested.

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Old 05-26-2004, 06:38 PM   #7
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very helpful link there sbaudot thanks.

this workaround helped on my dell lattitude C600.
Old 06-13-2004, 07:24 PM   #8
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This is for those of you with brand new laptops that have horizontal scroll that is taking over your vertical scroll, models like the HP zt3000. Instead of putting

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

But then you'll want to put in your Xmodmap file
pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
OR run
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7"

I don't know why it doesn't just F-ing assume that it's 1234567, but it doesn't.


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