Just parted w/ my beloved Mint 10 on my 12" laptop (dual-boot w/ WinXP) and making a home with LMDE XFCE 32bit.
Did all the repo pointings, 686-pae, etc and with gpointing-device-settings installed.
Problem: functional touchpad but nothing beyond basic navigation.
What I did in the terminal:
All went well, but these settings would disappear after reboot/logout.
Ran gpointing-device-settings, tap wasn't fxtn'l, but scroll worked; same, after reboot/logout all settings disappeared.
Searched for a long while, then finally located the file "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf"
Then I did the following, step by step:
0. temporarily added myself to root group (turned out to be unnecessary) posting.php?mode=post&f=191#
1. created a new xorg.conf.d folder in /etc/X11
2. paste the "50-synaptics.conf" into said folder
3. gedit into said .conf the following:
option "TapButton1" "1"
option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
option "RBCornerButton" "3"
All is well and w/ 2 xtra functionalities (beyond Mint 10's): horizontal scrolling and tap-corner-as-rt-button.posting.php?mode=post&f=191#