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    Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    So I just upgraded to Hardy and for some reason the scrolling on my touchpad is all messed up. Vertical scroll is recognized, as in the mouse pointer doesn't go anywhere when I try to scroll, but nothing happens as far as scrolling. When I try to scroll horizontally, it scrolls vertically. I installed gsynaptics to no avail. It seems like no matter what I do, horizontal scroll alwaysscrolls vertically. Here is the relevant part of my xorg.conf file:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    	Driver		"synaptics"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
    EndSection
    This is just what gsynaptics gave me by default. I messed around with the different options to my heart's content, but nothing seemed to do the trick. Any ideas?

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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    Try installing gsynaptic touchpad manager and see if it works to control your touchpad better. You will need to add a line to your synaptic section in xorg.conf file but you seem to know how to do that so you should have no problems. The first time you run gsynaptic it will tell you the line to add in an error message

    Good luck

    nicedude

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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    Quote Originally Posted by eOgas View Post
    Code:
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
    Looks like that option needs to be "1" (0=false; 1=true).
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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    Thanks for the help guys but nothing seems to be working. In fact, changed it to a one and nothing happened. I installed gsynaptics, again, added the line, and nothing happened. It's as if it's totally ignoring everything I do. The weird thing is that when I go into gsynaptics and disable the horizontal and vertical scroll, it stops scrolling. When I reenable them, the horizontal scroll scrolls vertically and the vertical scroll seems to capture the mouse, but doesn't scroll anything. Pfft. What's up with this man?

    This sucks. It worked fine on Gutsy, I don't see why it shouldn't work on Hardy. My brightness keys don't work correctly now either, but I can make a separate post for that. Any more ideas are gladly welcomed.

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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    Quote Originally Posted by prshah View Post
    Looks like that option needs to be "1" (0=false; 1=true).
    OK, try:
    Code:
    Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"true"
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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    Quote Originally Posted by prshah View Post
    OK, try:
    Code:
    Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"true"
    Nope, same story. Actually, the story changed a little bit. It turns out that the whole time, scrolling vertically actually did a horizontal scroll. In essence, it's backwards. Which sucks. Any ideas to fix this?

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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    Quote Originally Posted by eOgas View Post
    Nope, same story. Actually, the story changed a little bit. It turns out that the whole time, scrolling vertically actually did a horizontal scroll. In essence, it's backwards. Which sucks. Any ideas to fix this?
    Suggestion only: Not tried by me, so can't comment on it's usefulness. It's for wacom, but...
    Install wacom-tools, then use the xsetwacom command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wacom-tools
    xsetwacom set stylus rotate x
    Where "x" is 0,1,2,3: as suitable for you.

    Hope it helps.
    Cheers,PRShah
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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

    Yeah, it doesn't look like that's gonna work. It's telling be that I don't have a device named 'stylus', probably because I don't have a wacom tablet.

    If anyone has any other ideas it would be greatly appreciated. I have found another thread on the same problem, but didn't seem to have anything useful in it.

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    Re: Synaptics Scrolling Madness!!

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