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Old 9th November 2012, 05:12 PM
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How-To: Adding xvkbd (onscreen keyboard) to KDM with touchpad enabled (Updated!)

This is a simple way to add an onscreen keyboard to KDM. This should be helpful for users who cannot type using a physical keyboard but can operate a mouse or touchpad.

Step 1: sudo vi /etc/kde/kdm/Xsetup 

Step 2: add xvkdb & to the last line of  /etc/kde/kdm/Xsetup

Step 3: save  /etc/kde/kdm/Xsetup by typing :wq

Step 4: sudo vi /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc

Step 5: change UseTheme=true to UseTheme=false (on line 443)

Step 6: save  /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc by typing :wq
That should do it. You will loose the regular theme settings. Due to bugs.

Enable Tapping:

Step 1: sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-synaptics.conf

Step 2: Add the folowing:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "tap-by-default"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "MaxTapMove" "59"
Option "SingleTapTimeout" "307"
Option "MaxDoubleTapTime" "301"
Option "ClickTime" "304"

Step 3: Save by typing :wq

Step 4: Logout, Restart X.
Note: My values for MaxTapMove etc can be changed to your liking.
Fedora 14 x86_64 - Lenovo Thinkpad T400

Last edited by doctorwhite; 8th February 2014 at 09:46 PM.
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