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Baloo Ursidae's Journal: Why is setting up gsynaptics so hard 6

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This one really frustrated me: I couldn't get my synaptics touchpad configured so I could easily toggle it for the life of me after reinstalling my laptop. Finally, I got it solved today. So I can remember what, I did, I'm posting it here.

Section "InputDevice"<br />
Identifier "Configured Mouse"<br />
Driver "synaptics"<br />
Option "CorePointer"<br />
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"<br />
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"<br />
Option "SHMConfig" "on"<br />
EndSection<br />

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Why is setting up gsynaptics so hard

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  • I've been having problems with something about SHMConfig even though I'm turning it on, I'll try doing what you did later.

  • Which distro are you using? I've never had problems with being able to enable-disable my touchpad by pressing the button above it in Ubuntu.

    • Debian. And same here... but mostly because I've never had a laptop that had a trackpad before. I don't use it much, as someone who uses the keyboard a lot, I really prefer the trackpoint stick in the middle of the keyboard. It's someplace I can use the mouse without actually leaving the keyboard. Granted, there's some things you just can't do with a trackpoint stick, like scroll up and down easily... I wonder if there's a way to tune my touchpad so it's only good for scrolling, and move the sensitive
      • by Khyber (864651)

        I'm not aware of any software solution that would modify the touchpad to be a scroll pad or simply disable the 'mouse' section of the touchpad.

        But that would be nice, indeed.

        • Crazy thing is the windows drivers can do it. On the other paw, this machine totally hates vista.

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