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Old 04-23-2012, 03:19 AM   #1
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Question Laptop Multi-touch/edge scroll issues - Slackware64-13.37


i have a brand new(ish) ASUS laptop A53U-ES21 model

slackware64-13.37 is playing fairly nice with it, the only thing i'm really having an issue with is getting the VertEdgeScroll to work..

i dont believe its a synaptics brand touchpad, is there a way to still use that driver?

i also selected ps2 instead of imps2 during the slackware installation, if that makes any difference...


any help is always appreciated, love this forum!

thanks,
brad
 
Old 04-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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You haven't given us very much information to go on, but take a look at synclient(1). You can dynamically change options like vertical edge scrolling. Once you're done fixing it up like you like, you could place those options in the proper section of your X configuration by dropping a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

There's even a file in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf that you could copy into place and then edit with the options you desire.
 
Old 04-24-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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says 'no synaptics driver installed?'

i think its an elantech touchpad, i think recompiling the kernel might help

any tips?
 
Old 04-24-2012, 04:27 AM   #4
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Hi there buradd,

I'm not 100% sure either but I think recompiling the kernel just might help. The reason I think this is because:
Code:
bash-4.2# grep -i elantech /usr/src/linux-2.6.37.6/.config
# CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2_ELANTECH is not set
Whereas for the Synaptics touch pad driver:
Code:
bash-4.2# grep -i synaptics /usr/src/linux-2.6.37.6/.config
CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2_SYNAPTICS=y
Alien Bob has a guide on custom kernel configuration here, which I've used very successfully.

http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding

Because the default Slackware 13.37 kernel has enabled /proc/config.gz, you should be able to just use this line to make your configuration:

Code:
zcat /proc/config.gz > /usr/src/linux/.config
After doing so, I would just go in and look for the Elantech TouchPad driver. You can use the slash key while in menuconfig to search for it. From my own kernel, and using the search feature, the driver "MOUSE_PS2_ELANTECH" seems to be located in:

Device Drivers -> Input device support -> Generic input layer -> Mice -> PS/2 mouse

Hope that helps!
 
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Yea I found that in make xconfig last night so that why I thought it would be the solution... .. I follow alienbobs tutorials thanks to this forum, easy to build kernel and multilib now

I'll let you know if that works later when I try it out
 
Old 04-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #6
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so i compiled the latest kernel 3.3.3 and added the elantech option and nothing more was needed, its now acting just like it was when it came loaded with windows 7... double finger vert scroll is all i needed but synclient is showing so many more options, i might go thru it and customize it a little bit later...

thanks for everything
 
  


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