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Touchpad finally working beyond basics-LMDX

Postby chakramint on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:36 am

Hello,
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:
synclient -l
synclient TapButton1=1
synclient VertEdgeScroll=1
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=1
synclient RBCornerButton=3

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#
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Re: Touchpad finally working beyond basics-LMDX

Postby fletertj on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:50 pm

could you include a copy of final 50-synaptics.conf file please.
did you leave rights to this file and folder set at root?
thanks
TF
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Re: Touchpad finally working beyond basics-LMDX

Postby chakramint on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:03 pm

Here you go:
**********************************************partially from default 50-syn.......
# Option "OptionName" "value"
#
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
# This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but cannot be
**************************************************

As for the rights, all I did was copy&paste (I'd assume that the original rights were carried over).
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