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Old 12th November 2008, 06:05 AM
angelbeast Offline
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synaptics touchpad

Okay i've just done a fresh install and i am having a problem on my HP Dv8000 laptop. The synaptics touchpad isn't letting me tap on the pad to double click anymore. Is there anyway to fix this?
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Old 13th November 2008, 10:24 AM
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Hello angelbeast

If you are using Fedora 9 then tapping can be a problem as installed.

For Fedora 10 it's much better as long as you have a synaptics touchpad, still a few problems if you have an Alps Glidepoint though.

These are the changes I had to make in F9 for a synaptics pad:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
These are changes to the xorg.conf file. The first section just has an addition to it, the second section needs creating from scratch.

Do be careful with the typing, one mistake can leave you unable to boot into a graphical desktop and you would then need to be able to edit xorg.conf from the command line.

Post back with questions or problems.
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Old 13th November 2008, 02:36 PM
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If you want to use Gsynaptics add this line under Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes":
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
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