Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-08-2007, 03:29 PM
antik antik is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Estonia
Posts: 3,610
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Synaptic touchpad and usb mouse installation
For notebook owners like me with Synaptic touchpad with scrolling features this tutorial shows how to enable your hardware potentials.

We need following software to enable Synaptic:
ksynaptics-0.3.1_1 KDE control center module for Synaptics touchpads
libsynaptics-0.14.6b_1 Library to access the Xorg/XFree86 Synaptics TouchPad Drive
synaptics-0.14.6_1 The Synaptics touchpad X driver

Install software:
Code:
# portinstall synaptics ksynaptics
Modify your xorg.conf file:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "AlwaysCore"
    InputDevice "Synaptics_Touchpad"    "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "Clone" "off"
EndSection

.....
Section "Module"
    Load           "dbe"
    Load           "dri"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "xtrap"
    Load           "freetype"
    Load        "synaptics"
EndSection
........
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
    Option         "Buttons" "6"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics_Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "UseShm"                "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psm0"
        Option          "Protocol"              "psm"

        Option          "LeftEdge"              "1700"
        Option          "RightEdge"             "5300"
        Option          "TopEdge"               "1700"
        Option          "BottomEdge"            "4200"

        Option          "FingerLow"             "25"
        Option          "FingerHigh"            "30"

        Option          "MaxTapTime"            "180"
        Option          "MaxTapMove"            "220"
        Option          "VertScrollDelta"       "100"
        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "100"

        Option          "MinSpeed"              "0.06"
        Option          "MaxSpeed"              "0.06"
        Option          "AccelFactor"           "0.0010"

        Option          "ScrollButtonRepeat"    "100"
        Option          "UpDownScrolling"       "on"
        Option          "UpDownRepeat"          "on"
        Option          "LeftRightScrolling"    "on"
        Option          "LeftRightRepeat"       "on"

        # "SHMConfig on" seems good works with synclient(1).  But this
        # options is insecure.  I recommended "off" as default.
#       Option          "SHMConfig"             "off"
        Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"

        # If you use circular touchpad, uncomment them.
#       Option          "CircularPad"           "on"
#       Option          "CircularScrolling"     "on"
#       Option          "CircScrollDelta"       "0.5"
EndSection
Edit /etc/rc.conf:
Code:
# disable moused for synaptic
moused_enable="NO"

Restart Xorg or reboot your system. Enjoy.
__________________
"All parts should go together without forcing. Therefore, if you can't get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer." -- IBM maintenance manual, 1975
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2009, 03:51 PM
DonnieP DonnieP is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nashville, TN USA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Synaptic touchpad and usb mouse installation
Eeek! Installing these two ports - actually xf86-input-synaptics as it now seems to be, rather than just synaptics - now seems to be installing all the components of Gnome. Why?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-04-2009, 05:29 PM
antik antik is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Estonia
Posts: 3,610
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Synaptic touchpad and usb mouse installation
Originally Posted by DonnieP
Eeek! Installing these two ports - actually xf86-input-synaptics as it now seems to be, rather than just synaptics - now seems to be installing all the components of Gnome. Why?
Because of dependencies I quess.
__________________
"All parts should go together without forcing. Therefore, if you can't get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer." -- IBM maintenance manual, 1975
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mouse & touchpad weirdness gavmusic General Support 0 12-05-2009 03:09 PM
Synaptic Touchpad AnyEdge General Support 1 07-04-2008 03:16 PM
Synaptic Touchpad installation .martin. Laptops 0 08-12-2007 10:26 AM
Getting the Synaptic Touchpad to work rodonn Laptops 13 09-06-2006 11:38 PM
New Synaptic Touchpad Drivers dracheflieger General Support 0 08-13-2006 05:47 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright 2005-2010, The PC-BSD Project. PC-BSD and the PC-BSD logo are registered trademarks of iXsystems.
All other content is freely available for sharing under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.