• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Installed Mode
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Medium
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 2.0
  • Due in Version 3.0
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Elive
Opened by Jean-Francois Blazy - 2010-03-06
Last edited by Grottem - 2017-08-25

FS#554 - 2.0 : scrolling disabled with touchpad

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 (?)

Closed by  Grottem
25.08.2017 21:57
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Thanatermesis commented on 28.03.2010 19:47

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


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