[clug-talk] PARTIAL SUCCESS: Shut off the 'tap' on my touchpad.
sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Sep 4 12:54:45 PDT 2005
One thing that comes up is a matter of pointing to the correct device for the
When I was configuring X, I was able to use /dev/input/mice as the device for
all my pointing devices. I think X defaults to /dev/mouse0 or something
similar. To point to a specific device I had to change that
So maybe KDE thinks your touchpad is at a device that isn't currently being
used? If so, then you'll need to tell KDE which device is your touchpad...
don't know if there's a nice GUI for this, or if you'll have to find a config
On Sunday 04 September 2005 10:53, Jon wrote:
> Thanks for the tip Shawn. This is my first foray into my X config so
> there's a lot of stuff in there that I don't understand.
> I've managed to get to the point where if I boot with the USB mouse plugged
> in, then both the mouse and the touchpad work complete with the annoying
> tapping (just as before).
> If I boot without the USB mouse plugged in, the the touchpad works without
> tapping! Yay!
> It's still a little weird because even when there's no USB mouse plugged in
> and I am running completely off the touchpad, none of KDE's Touchpad
> controls work in the Control Centre but the mouse options do. This means I
> can control the acceleration and precision and such, but I have no access
> to the 'finer' controls of the touchpad like scrolling and the like. Right
> now I really don't care though - as long as the stupid tapping is gone I'm
> At the end of the day, the only thing I ended up doing was changing one of
> the two lines from my XF86Config-4 file that you quoted below. Now instead
> of them both reading CorePointer, they read:
> InputDevice "USB Mouse" "AlwaysCore"
> InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse" "CorePointer"
> I'll be the first to admit that I don't know the difference and perhaps
> there's more tweaking I can do, but stumbled across the AlwaysCore thing
> somewhere in my travels trying to sort this out.
> So..pretty happy. I'd like to have full touchpad support, but I can at
> least live with this.
> Anyone want to comment on other ways I might get full functionality out of
> this thing?
> On September 4, 2005 03:32 am, Shawn wrote:
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> > On Saturday 03 September 2005 22:47, Jon wrote:
> > > InputDevice "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
> > > InputDevice "ALPS Touchpad" "Core Pointer"
> > The above two lines in your X Config seem to indicate you're using the
> > same drive for both the mouse and the touchpad. Perhaps you can use a
> > different driver for the touchpad? Or maybe you can add an option to the
> > "ALPS Touchpad" input device section? If so, then there may be other
> > options you can "tweak" in the config...
> > for example, I have the following in my config:
> > Section "InputDevice"
> > Identifier "Mouse0"
> > Driver "mouse"
> > Option "Protocol" "Auto"
> > Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
> > Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> > EndSection
> > Because I have an actual 3 button mouse, I don't need to emulate it, so
> > that option was removed. The ZAxisMapping was needed so the scroll would
> > work properly. Maybe there's an appropriate "Option" for the tap (maybe
> > when you're using a different driver)?
> > (Take the above with a grain of salt... I don't consider myself an expert
> > with X configs....)
> > Shawn
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