Minor but somewhat annoying issues with XCFE

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Minor but somewhat annoying issues with XCFE

Postby mintcc on Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:30 pm

1. Settings > Keyboard Settings > Layouts tab
I cannot switch keyboard layouts between "us" and "us dvorak".
I set Layout to "us" Variant to null, and also a second Layout to "us", Variant to "dvorak". I also added "Keyboard Layout Switcher" to the Panel.

The only way I can change it to dvorak is to hard code it into /etc/X11/xorg.conf. But I want to be able to switch between keyboard layouts.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

2. How do you set the desktop to allow single clicking on an icon?

3. I am using an Acer Aspire 3500 series laptop and the touchpad dragging does not work. Am I missing a driver?

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

4. I could not get 1280x800 video resolution except by editing xorg.conf. Now that it is edited, it works, but Settings > Display Settings > Resolution still does not list 1280x800 resolution after I made the edits in xorg.conf. I just think this is strange since the resolution on the desktop is 1280x800.
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Postby Husse on Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:02 am

I don't know about 1 and 2
but for the touchpad search for touchpad in the forum and one of the results is
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... pad&t=3581
which may solve it for you - if not check the other posts you get, some of them are helpful
and #4
display settings is not a frontend to xorg.conf and that's why it does not reflect the new setting. It should but I don't know the xfce edition well enough to see the error Right now I can't boot into xfce as the partition table of that computer got screwed up - I have to boot the only bootable distro and change all the menu.lst in the other partitions :(
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