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FS#554 - 2.0 : scrolling disabled with touchpad

Attached to Project: Elive
Opened by Jean-Francois Blazy (Yucca) - Saturday, 06 March 2010, 13:25 GMT-7
Last edited by Thanatermesis (thanatermesis) - Sunday, 28 March 2010, 12:47 GMT-7
Task Type Bug Report
Category Installed Mode
Status Assigned
Assigned To Thanatermesis (thanatermesis)
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2.0
Due in Version 3.0
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Version 2.0 new kernel Topaz

laptop Dell Vostro13, touchpad synaptics, gsynaptics 0.9.14-6 installed

No scrolling at all with the touchpad (vertical, horizontal...)

tap is ok (double tap= 1 click)

It seems that’s it doesn’t work at all, when I try to load the touchpad menu, I get :
“Synaptics couldn’t initialize.
You have to set ‘SHMConfig’ ‘true’ in xorg.conf or XF86Config to use GSynaptics”

I’ve added these lines to the xorg.conf file, and also a shmconfif in hal (like in this doc : http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/touchpad ...in french), reloaded the system and nothing (the ibar only disappear the 1st time...)

saw on some boards it could be a problem with the kernel (?)

This task depends upon

Comment by Thanatermesis (thanatermesis) - Sunday, 28 March 2010, 12:47 GMT-7

Yes, could be a problem of that the driver/kernel doesn't support your touchpad as a "touchpad", so just like a simple mouse.

Please show me a paste-bin (not on this website, just use an external pastebin website) of the xorg.conf file to made a look to it, you can also check the logs of Xorg to see if there's a problem loading your touchpad, you can found them in /var/log