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Old 04-06-2004, 07:07 AM   #1
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unable to use "tapping" on the touchpad with mdk 10

i have a problem using mandrake 10 on my laptop! the touchpad works, but i am not able to "tap" with it! how do i solve this??
Old 05-02-2004, 09:56 AM   #2
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I have exacltly the same problem... Someone could help us ??
Old 05-02-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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go into MCC and configure the mouse properly, logout and login... that's how it worked on my Toshiba laptop.
Old 05-02-2004, 10:25 AM   #4
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Smile The solution...

Hello! I think that I have the solution to your problems. Mr Google helped me and a message from becainzos in Mandrake forums.

The usual issue is that you have a synaptic touchpad. In this link you can find the information regarding this issue.


As far as I suppose that you donīt like to recompile the kernel you only have to download the rpm file synaptics-0.12.4-1mdk.i586.rpm from any contrib repository of mandrake. Again I did it using google. and copy the lines described in that post into XF86Config-4. This solution is written there also from johncoo and some others.

I have problems with the network configuration and PCMCIA but this is goint to be the subject of another post.

Hoping that this would help you.


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I have seen that this forum have eaten several letters of my post.

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