View Full Version : Oversensitive Touchpad

21st January 2008, 04:47 AM
The touchpad is obnoxiously oversensitive (as it is on all Linux distributions, on my system, at least). Scrolling is fully functional, but in terms of tapping I am constantly accidently opening unwanted links. I would like to retain the tapping function while simply reducing its sensitivity.

21st January 2008, 05:43 AM
Try "man synaptics". At a minimum you need to add a line ...
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
to the Input device synaptics section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf, then restart X.

After that look at the man pages for synclient and syndaemon.

21st January 2008, 01:29 PM
The ubuntu macbook howtos have a nice touchpad setup that should be easy enough to edit for yours, see: