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Old 05-27-2017, 10:10 AM   #1
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Touchpad on Slackware 14.2


I'm using DELL Latitude E5570 laptop with slackware 14.2 on board.
Output of xinput:
Code:
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse              	id=12	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated_Webcam_HD                    	id=10	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                        	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Speakup                                 	id=14	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ DELL Wireless hotkeys                   	id=15	[slave  keyboard (3)]
shows that my touchpad is detected as 'ImPS/2 GWM'. I was totally OK with that before, since I wasn't using touchpad much before.
Now I'd like to configure the touchpad, i.e. scrolling speed and stuff, but in my xfce4 mouse and touchpad settings there's no tab about touchpad. In KDE it says that theres not touchpad detected.
 
Old 05-27-2017, 10:20 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by EzAcc View Post
I'm using DELL Latitude E5570 laptop with slackware 14.2 on board.
Output of xinput:
Code:
⎡ Virtual core pointer                        id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                  id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse                  id=12    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                       id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard                 id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                                id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                   id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                                id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                                id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated_Webcam_HD                        id=10    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard                id=11    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                            id=13    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Speakup                                     id=14    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ DELL Wireless hotkeys                       id=15    [slave  keyboard (3)]
shows that my touchpad is detected as 'ImPS/2 GWM'.
Are you sure? On another laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W520) I have also a touchpad but if I unplug the USB mouse I only see Virtual core XTEST pointer under Virtual Core Pointer. Did you have a mouse plugged in when running the xinput command?
 
Old 05-27-2017, 11:02 AM   #3
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Are you sure? On another laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W520) I have also a touchpad but if I unplug the USB mouse I only see Virtual core XTEST pointer under Virtual Core Pointer. Did you have a mouse plugged in when running the xinput command?
Yes, I'm sure. No, I don't have a mouse plugged in.
Maybe the point-stick is detecting as mouse.

Last edited by EzAcc; 05-27-2017 at 11:03 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2017, 05:39 PM   #4
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If synclient doesn't work then you might be able to change it with xinput?
What does "xinput --watch-props 12" output?
 
Old 05-28-2017, 05:22 PM   #5
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Check that you have xf86-input-synaptics installed.

This may be relevant...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er-4175605541/
 
  


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