The biggest problem I'm having is with my touchpad. The sensitivity is far too low, only crossing about 5 in of my screen, when I would rather have a single swipe cross the entirety of the screen. The mouse pane in the preferences seems to have no effect on the touchpad, the sensitivity doesn't change at all no matter where I move the slider. I did some searching and found that I need gsynaptic to change the touchpad settings. I installed it using the terminal, and I now have a touchpad pane in the preferences. The instructions that I found said that I need to add a line of code to xorg.conf, which I found. My problem is that my touchpad is not listed in xorg.conf.
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# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
That's it. Here are the instructions I am supposed to be following:
Now we’re going to break out Gedit, our graphical editor and make a quick change to your xorg.conf file
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Once in there, find the section that looks like this:
Identifier “Synaptics Touchpad”
Option “SendCoreEvents” “true”
Option “Device” “/dev/psaux”
Option “Protocol” “auto-dev”
Option “HorizScrollDelta” “0″
If it’s not already there, add the following line below the HorizScrollDelta line and above EndSection:
Option “SHMConfig” “on”
What's up with my xorg.conf?