Acer Aspire One with Helena/Fluxbox CE - Mac-like trackpad?

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Acer Aspire One with Helena/Fluxbox CE - Mac-like trackpad?

Postby mailman1175 on Sun May 23, 2010 12:10 pm

Just curious: Is there a way to enable, on my Acer Aspire One, the two-finger scroll and right-click behavior that Macs use? I switch back and forth between the AAO and my MacBook pretty regularly, and it'd be cool to have the same pointer behavior... 8)
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Re: Acer Aspire One with Helena/Fluxbox CE - Mac-like trackp

Postby bobcollard on Sun May 23, 2010 12:25 pm

mailman1175 wrote:Just curious: Is there a way to enable, on my Acer Aspire One, the two-finger scroll and right-click behavior that Macs use? I switch back and forth between the AAO and my MacBook pretty regularly, and it'd be cool to have the same pointer behavior... 8)

I'm not sure of your equipment's capabilities. You might try gpointing-device-settings, an applet you can install from Synaptic. It has better control over a pointing device than most systems. After installing it use Startup Applications to run it at bootup or terminal to run it otherwise.
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sudo gpointing-device-settings
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Re: Acer Aspire One with Helena/Fluxbox CE - Mac-like trackp

Postby mailman1175 on Sun May 23, 2010 12:31 pm

I see that I have the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics driver installed. That driver technically has all the capabilities I'm looking for on the hardware that I have, but I don't know where the config file is, nor how to configure it correctly. I'm used to GNOME, where I had a rich GUI front-end for mouse config. Simple Mouse is... well, it's simple. I appreciate the thorough work to make lightweight applications for Fluxbox CE (w00t, kendall!), but in this case, it's not quite enough.

**Edit**

I should be more specific: I would normally edit the xorg.conf file, as that's where the synaptics driver settings are normally kept. But it's not in /etc/X11/, and the only thing Catfish turns up matching xorg.conf is a .gz file in /usr/share/.

So the question is, how do I go about manually editing mouse behavior in Fluxbox?
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Re: Acer Aspire One with Helena/Fluxbox CE - Mac-like trackp

Postby shane on Mon May 24, 2010 7:31 pm

The newer versions of xorg can run without a config file. If it does not find /etc/X11/xorg.conf it automatically configures the hardware. To make xorg use your configs instead of the automatic ones, create the xorg.conf file and add the configurations you want in the file. Any configs that are not defined in the file will fall back to the default (automatic) ones.
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