Okay I just got my new laptop last night. I went to turn the trackpad off in system settings>> input devices>> touchpad but it says "no touchpad dected." However my touchpad does work. I tried using the key to turn off the touchpad but that did not work either.
Touchpads which are not hard-button / bios but software controlled are indeed a problem.
In most cases, you'll have to select the proper keyboard model to be able to turn the touchpad off - if your model is supported in Linux.
Which model is your new laptop, this could give us hints about which settings you need. Special keys with special functions can be quite complicated to set up though (I've had this often with old laptops, that's why I went with dell now).
My new laptop is a toshiba sattelite c650d-st4no1 here is the link to where I bought it http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pde … 2000004151
This means you have a synaptics touchpad (urks ^^).
Try the following:
Install a driver xf86-input-synaptics
Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad catchall" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad "on" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Option "TapButton1" "1" Option "TapButton2" "2" Option "TapButton3" "3" Option "SHMConfig" "true" EndSection
Last edited by STiAT (2011-09-09 08:30:10)
Have you tried with installing synaptiks from apps?
http://chakra-project.org/packages/inde … pkg.tar.xz
@StiAt what does /dev/input/event* mean exactly? I don't understant the point of the asterisk
@abveritas I have not I will try that next. I like to try one method at a time so as not to get confused as to what works.
Last edited by DiscipleOfDante (2011-09-09 14:21:00)
Synaptiks is just a GUI for the package Stiat mentioned, integrated in system-settings.
The asterisk means any event. A single device may have many.
okay then I will install synaptiks and give that a whirl
True what honor says, and for different touchpads you have completely different events, especially for synaptics touchpads.
Anyway, give the package a whirl, maybe it helps ;-)
Hope I'm not hijacking this thread too badly, but I have an Inspiron N7110 running a pretty fresh install of Chakra. About the only thing bugging me now is the touchpad. It's an Alps Glidepoint but is only being detected as a PS2 Mouse:
input: PS/2 Generic Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input9
I tried messing about with /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf as posted above:
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
...but of course that didn't work. Any hints? Thanks.
I have the same issue here with a Macbook Air.
The trackpad is seen by the system like a trackpad, but kde see it like a mouse.
demseg : input: Apple Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.7/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/input/input15
If some one know how to force kde to see it like he have to, it would be great.