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Old 10-27-2003, 08:39 PM   #1
preswang
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touchpad can not work in Slackware9.1


Hi all
I got the problem with touchpad support in Slack9.1.
I have added follows in XF86Config

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Touchpad"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" #tried IMPS/2 also
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
.....
InputDevice "Touchpad"
EndSection

My MS Intellimouse works fine, but Gnome still can not find the touchpad.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 02:52 AM   #2
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Did you enter those lines manually, or did you use something like xf86config to do it? Personally I'd highly recommend using the program to build the XF86Config. In any event, I used the LQ search function with the terms "XF86Config touchpad" and found this (among many others). Hopefully there will be something there that will be useful, good luck http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...onfig+touchpad

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Old 10-29-2003, 05:27 AM   #3
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hmm, my XFConfig in Slack 9.1 says

Quote:
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
 
Old 10-29-2003, 07:02 AM   #4
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I have tried all of above, but still can not work.
But the way, can I use the gpm to active touchpad? (something like gpm /dev/psaux....)
 
Old 10-29-2003, 01:56 PM   #5
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In Slackware 9.1 there's an /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm

The command to use my PS/2 mouse is that one:
/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/psaux -t ps2

and you'll get the rest from "man gpm"

BTW: Have you ever got the mouse AND the touchpad working at the same time. There are a couple of notebooks that deactivate the TP once a mouse is connected.
 
  


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