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gary


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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 16:36    Post_subject:  xorg config
Sub_title: Inner workings?
 

I just acquired a free eMachines eM250 netbook with a bad HD. I replaced the SATA HD and successfully installed LUPU. One problem though is my synaptic touchpad seems overly sensitive to tapping; i.e., it opens folders and apps by simply dragging the cursor across them, which is very annoying. I've read various fixes on this forum from folks who had the same problem, but am confused about the xorg config files they talk about. I looked at /etc/x11/xorg.conf and it appears that this file has no entry about my touchpad at all. In the x11 directory I see a few other config files and one in particular seems laptop oriented and has configuration entries for my touchpad.

My question is... are those additional config files not being used and/or should I replace xorg.conf with one that is more appropriate? I'm just not sure how linux determines which config to use (any, all?), and if any manual replacement or renaming needs to happen to get xorg configured to use my touchpad? In particular, I want to disable touchpad tapping altogether.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 17:24    Post_subject:  

Modifying the xorg.conf should be unnecessary. Try using Flsynclient instead. It should be on the setup menu.
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gary


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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 17:50    Post_subject:  

Well, I found FIsynclient in the Desktop/Desktop Settings submenu, but get an immediate alert: "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded". Is this driver included with the distro, or something I need to find and download?

Post edit... In fact, how can I not have a driver, when the touchpad works? I'm confused!

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:05    Post_subject:  

gary wrote:
Well, I found FIsynclient in the Desktop/Desktop Settings submenu, but get an immediate alert: "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded". Is this driver included with the distro, or something I need to find and download?


On my Dell 700m with intel graphics ; I could use ctrl > alt > backspace,
run xorgwizard, and flsynclient would work. Worth a try.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:26    Post_subject:  

Thanks RJ - that worked, altho I have no idea why! This is yet another example of why Linux isn't exactly ready for prime time; i.e., the solutions to problems always seem to be some magical concoction of cryptic keystrokes, ummm, under a full moon???
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 18:53    Post_subject:  

gary wrote:
Thanks RJ - that worked, altho I have no idea why! This is yet another example of why Linux isn't exactly ready for prime time; i.e., the solutions to problems always seem to be some magical concoction of cryptic keystrokes, ummm, under a full moon???


It's a strange thing.

I've found the best cure for my 855gme xorg problems with any
Puppy I've used in the last 3 years, is to delete the intel driver.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Sep 2010, 20:06    Post_subject: Touchpad issue  

gary wrote:
I found FIsynclient in the Desktop/Desktop Settings submenu, but get an immediate alert: "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded".

Known issue of the Lupu-511.
The problem comes both from xorgwizard and from the direct desktop system.
The latter can be fixed by installing synclient-wrapper-20101001.pet on Lupu-511.

Both are fixed on the LupQ(Quickset edition).

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Oct 2010, 01:20    Post_subject: Re: Touchpad issue  

shinobar wrote:
gary wrote:
I found FIsynclient in the Desktop/Desktop Settings submenu, but get an immediate alert: "Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded".

Known issue of the Lupu-511.
The problem comes both from xorgwizard and from the direct desktop system.
The latter can be fixed by installing synclient-wrapper-20101001.pet on Lupu-511.

Both are fixed on the LupQ(Quickset edition).


This does in fact fix the problem as Shinobar says. Will never know why it was not included in Lupu final. Politics?

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