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    how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    hey guys, I tried to enable two fingers scroll and right click on my macbook pro 3,1. I tried all the solutions on the forum, but it still doesn't work. Please help!

    here's my xorg.conf
    THANKS!

    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings: version 1.0 (buildd@rothera) Mon Oct 13 14:53:48 UTC 2008


    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"

    # HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Acer X193W"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 8600M GT"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "1"
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option "metamodes" "CRT: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP: nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    In Intrepid, as far as I understand, xorg.conf configuration is being phased out and no longer works. The fix is in a file called appletouch, the configuration of which can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MacBook/Sant...%20(appletouch)

    Note that you should probably do a full restart after setting that up, because it didn't work for me until I had done that. (I.e., logging out and restarting X was insufficient.)

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    Quote Originally Posted by parkerhiggins View Post
    Note that you should probably do a full restart after setting that up, because it didn't work for me until I had done that. (I.e., logging out and restarting X was insufficient.)
    It is hal that needs restarting:
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/hal restart
    but rebooting is of course fine, too.

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    Quote Originally Posted by kosumi68 View Post
    It is hal that needs restarting:
    Ah yes. It was after restarting hal and logging out that it still didn't work, for just me. Entirely possible I did something wrong. It definitely worked after a reboot though.

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    Have you looked at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook?

    Hope this helps,
    Kirill

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    Quote Originally Posted by kirillosipov View Post
    Have you looked at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook?

    Hope this helps,
    Kirill
    Although for the MacBook3,1 you should go to
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook_Santa_Rosa

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    Yes, it works after reboot. Thanks!

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    Hey Guys, I still have the right click problem. I added the fdi file in the policy folder, but the right click still doesn't work. However, the two finger scroll works fine. Any ideas?

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    Re: how to enable two fingers scroll and right click

    Hi folks,

    I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a MacBook1,1 (old Pro) using Boot Camp, rEFIt, etc. and Ctrl-click did not do right-click duties. A search brought me here...

    Anyway, after some trial and error, I found that two fingers on the track pad and a mouse button click did the job and it can be done with one hand.

    It works tonight and I did not have to do any special config.

    Take care,

    Paul

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