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Adjusting touchpad sensitivity

Posted by TravMan63 
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Adjusting touchpad sensitivity
August 08, 2007 12:23AM
Have Dell C840 - the touchpad is very slow - it moves just a little when my finger moves a large distance.

Also seems to occasionally creep up and left.!

Any way to adjust/fine tune this?
Re: Adjusting touchpad sensitivity
August 10, 2007 11:16PM
I too am having this problem. I am using a Dell Latitude D820
Anonymous User
Re: Adjusting touchpad sensitivity
August 12, 2007 12:40AM
Had the same problem. comment the line InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" with "#"
from your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it should be good to go. wink
Anonymous User
Re: Adjusting touchpad sensitivity
August 12, 2007 12:54AM
> **Dxlnc Wrote:**
>
> Had the same problem. comment the line
> InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" with "#"
> from your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it should be good
> to go. wink

That is the line under "section "Server layout" "
Re: Adjusting touchpad sensitivity
August 22, 2007 07:31PM
That answer is correct emosmile

My question is.. in the boot of the Live mode, you don't receive a question saying a thing about the synaptic mouses and if you want to use it or the normal one ? (maybe this message needs to be better re-writed)
Re: Adjusting touchpad sensitivity
September 08, 2007 01:52PM
yes... the question is there emosmile .. I did not choose wisely :( ... how can I fix this now that it is installed?

--edit
um - I'll try the anonymous tip emosmile (comment out.....)
TM



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2007 01:53PM by TravMan63.
Re: Adjusting touchpad sensitivity
September 13, 2007 11:10PM
I was also having problems with my touchpad.

Commenting out Synaptics as mentioned above works to get clicking and sensitivity right, but it is not using the synaptics driver, so scrolling and other advanced features will never work.

I finally got my synaptics touchpad working fully by updating the driver.

To do this I just copied this file:
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
from a seperate partition (Ubuntu) into my Elive partiton. The Ubuntu version was a lot newer.
If you don't have access to another distro's files, you could get the same result by googling for an updated driver I guess.

Hopefully this will be soved properly if we get a new version of Elive with a newer kernel.

Now that the synaptics driver is working I can use qsynaptics to set my mousepad exactly the way I like.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2007 12:06PM by az_s_za.