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setting up the touchpad scroll bar?
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Nooblet0218

Joined: 21 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun 2010, 19:43    Post subject:  setting up the touchpad scroll bar?  

My laptop (an emachine m6811) has the right bit of the touchpad set be a 'scrolling' interface, i'm sure you know what i'm talking about. that strip of the pad is usable now, but it only moves the mouse vertically (no horizontal motion whatsoever). I was wondering how to go about enabling it to be used as a scrolling device as it's supposed to be used. I'm running lupu 5.0
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jemimah


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun 2010, 22:06    Post subject:  

Try this.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48011
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Nooblet0218

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun 2010, 22:44    Post subject:  

i open that up and it tells me i don't have a synaptics driver installed. i went to google and confirmed that i do have a synaptics touchpad. there aren't any linux synaptic drivers, should i use ndiswrapper or something to get the windows one working?
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jemimah


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun 2010, 23:01    Post subject:  

Hmmm. For Lupu, you probably don't want to install the synclient pet - that one's intended for 4.31. Sorry I didn't think to tell you that earlier. Embarassed

I think Lupu already has the synclient (or it did, until you installed the 4.3.1 synclient Sad ). At least one person reported success running it on LuPu, so it is possible.
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Nooblet0218

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jun 2010, 00:11    Post subject:  

ah :/, so is there anyway to recover the lupu synclient? i'm still getting the same error even after uninstalling the synclient i installed
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jemimah


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jun 2010, 08:35    Post subject:  

If it's a frugal install, there should be a copy of the original in /initrd/pup_ro2/usr/X11R7/bin/synclient. Copy it to /usr/X11R7/bin/synclient.

Otherwise, you should be able to restore it by copying it out of the SFS file.

You can verify a working version by running 'synclient -l' from the command line.
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stu90


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2010, 09:09    Post subject:  

Does you mouse work for moving around the screen and double click on menus etc - just the scrolling on the right edge of the touch pad used for moving up and down web pages that doesn't work?

If so maybe try
Menu>Setup> Xorg video wizard - Edit xorg.conf

and adding this to the bottom of - Section "InputDevice":

Code:
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "SpecialScrollAreaRight" "true"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"


So it will now look like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "Synaptics Mouse"
   Driver "synaptics"
   Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
   Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
   Option "RightEdge" "5300"
   Option "TopEdge" "1700"
   Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
   Option "FingerLow" "25"
   Option "FingerHigh" "30"
   Option "MaxTapTime" "220"
   Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
   Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
   Option "MinSpeed" "0.30"
   Option "MaxSpeed" "0.90"
   Option "AccelFactor" "0.0090"
   Option "SHMConfig" "on"
   #Option "Repeater" "/dev/ps2mouse"
   Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "SpecialScrollAreaRight" "true"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"


if you dont see any of this in xorg.conf try
menu>shutdown>exit to prompts

type: xorgwizard

then run though the setup options and try the above again.
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Nooblet0218

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2010, 14:59    Post subject:  

stu90 wrote:
Does you mouse work for moving around the screen and double click on menus etc - just the scrolling on the right edge of the touch pad used for moving up and down web pages that doesn't work?

yup thats right, i'll give that solution a try
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Nooblet0218

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun 2010, 01:30    Post subject:  

stu90 wrote:
Does you mouse work for moving around the screen and double click on menus etc - just the scrolling on the right edge of the touch pad used for moving up and down web pages that doesn't work?

If so maybe try
Menu>Setup> Xorg video wizard - Edit xorg.conf

and adding this to the bottom of - Section "InputDevice":

Code:
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "SpecialScrollAreaRight" "true"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"


So it will now look like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "Synaptics Mouse"
   Driver "synaptics"
   Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
   Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
   Option "RightEdge" "5300"
   Option "TopEdge" "1700"
   Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
   Option "FingerLow" "25"
   Option "FingerHigh" "30"
   Option "MaxTapTime" "220"
   Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
   Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
   Option "MinSpeed" "0.30"
   Option "MaxSpeed" "0.90"
   Option "AccelFactor" "0.0090"
   Option "SHMConfig" "on"
   #Option "Repeater" "/dev/ps2mouse"
   Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "SpecialScrollAreaRight" "true"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"


if you dont see any of this in xorg.conf try
menu>shutdown>exit to prompts

type: xorgwizard

then run though the setup options and try the above again.


and bingo! this did it, works like a charm. many thanks Smile
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Nooblet0218

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun 2010, 01:31    Post subject:  

stu90 wrote:
Does you mouse work for moving around the screen and double click on menus etc - just the scrolling on the right edge of the touch pad used for moving up and down web pages that doesn't work?

If so maybe try
Menu>Setup> Xorg video wizard - Edit xorg.conf

and adding this to the bottom of - Section "InputDevice":

Code:
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "SpecialScrollAreaRight" "true"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"


So it will now look like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "Synaptics Mouse"
   Driver "synaptics"
   Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
   Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
   Option "RightEdge" "5300"
   Option "TopEdge" "1700"
   Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
   Option "FingerLow" "25"
   Option "FingerHigh" "30"
   Option "MaxTapTime" "220"
   Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
   Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
   Option "MinSpeed" "0.30"
   Option "MaxSpeed" "0.90"
   Option "AccelFactor" "0.0090"
   Option "SHMConfig" "on"
   #Option "Repeater" "/dev/ps2mouse"
   Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "SpecialScrollAreaRight" "true"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"


if you dont see any of this in xorg.conf try
menu>shutdown>exit to prompts

type: xorgwizard

then run though the setup options and try the above again.


and bingo! this did it, works like a charm. many thanks Smile
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Nooblet0218

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun 2010, 16:43    Post subject:  

ah for some strange reason i have a delay on my touchpad tap that i didn't have before. It takes about 400 ms or so for the tap to go through, kind of annoying. I played around with enabling touch tapping in the mouse/keyboard wizard, and with having the Option "TapButton1" "1" in my xorg.conf to get the delay to stop, but no luck. strange little problem...
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pishta

Joined: 27 Jun 2010
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun 2010, 00:37    Post subject:  

Sweet! Got my touchpad tap to work with the "TapButton1" "1" edit. Couldn't get it to work the EZ way....
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mrd

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Posts: 125

PostPosted: Mon 27 Sep 2010, 20:56    Post subject:  

Anyone know how to get the center button on a thinkpad to scroll? I believe I have tried almost everything I can find online for solutions and nothing changes the behavior of it.
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