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  1. #1
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    Touchpad Detected as Mouse on Sager NP8690, Scrolling Not Working

    Hi folks,

    Just got a new Sager NP8690 laptop and installed Ubuntu Karmic on it. Upon installation, I was unable to use the scrolling on the touchpad at all.

    The Preference -> Mouse dialog did not display a Touchpad tab.

    xinput list says:
    Code:
    "Virtual core pointer"	id=0	[XPointer]
    	Num_buttons is 32
    	Num_axes is 2
    	Mode is Relative
    	Motion_buffer is 256
    	Axis 0 :
    		Min_value is -1
    		Max_value is -1
    		Resolution is 0
    	Axis 1 :
    		Min_value is -1
    		Max_value is -1
    		Resolution is 0
    
    ...
    
    "ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse"	id=9	[XExtensionPointer]
    	Type is MOUSE
    	Num_buttons is 13
    	Num_axes is 2
    	Mode is Relative
    	Motion_buffer is 256
    	Axis 0 :
    		Min_value is -1
    		Max_value is -1
    		Resolution is 1
    	Axis 1 :
    		Min_value is -1
    		Max_value is -1
    		Resolution is 1
    I tried changing xorg.conf to use the synaptics driver, with the following changes to that section:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "synaptics"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option         "SHMConfig" "on"
    EndSection
    Upon rebooting, the same issue occurred. I tried installing gsynaptics with sudo apt-get install gsynaptics but upon trying to run it directly after rebooting, I get:

    Code:
    GSynaptics couldn't initialize.
    You have to set 'SHMConfig' 'true' in xorg.conf or XF86Config to use GSynaptics.
    Same error if I access Preferences -> Touchpad. At this point I'm lost as to how to proceed. Any ideas?

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    Re: Touchpad Detected as Mouse on Sager NP8690, Scrolling Not Working

    Hey, I plan to get this model too. Does everything else work OK with it? Webcam?? Suspend/Hibernate? Sound?

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