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    Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    Where can I find the current configuration of the synaptics touchpad in Intrepid? Xorg.conf is empty.

    I want to try out other distros but my touchpad never works as good as in Ubuntu so I want to copy this settings to other distros.

    I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1525 (not the Ubuntu preloaded one).

    Also, out of curiosity, how does Ubuntu configures Xorg?
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    Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    Something like this:
    /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/11-x11-synaptics.fdi

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    Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    In intrepid xorg no longer configures the trackpad. I think the configuration files vary with model, mine is /etc/hal/fdi/policy/xps-touchpad.fdi and I have put in it the following:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
    <deviceinfo version="0.2">
     <device>
      <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
       <merge key="input.x11_options.LeftEdge" type="string">120</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.RightEdge" type="string">830</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.TopEdge" type="string">120</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.BottomEdge" type="string">650</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerLow" type="string">14</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerHigh" type="string">15</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapTime" type="string">180</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">110</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickTime" type="string">0</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateMidButtonTime" type="string">75</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.VertScrollDelta" type="string">10</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizScrollDelta" type="string">0</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.MinSpeed" type="string">0.45</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxSpeed" type="string">0.95</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.AccelFactor" type="string">0.06</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionMinSpeed" type="string">200</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" type="string">200</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.UpDownScrolling" type="string">1</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.CircularScrolling" type="string">0</merge>
       <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>
      </match>
     </device>
    </deviceinfo>
    (If you decide to modify yours, make sure you do a
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/hal restart
    and then a ctrl+alt+backpace)
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    Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    Hey Thanks a lot. I hope I can strip down those files and be able to use them in arch.
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    Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    I need some help widening the scrolling area. I created a fdi file in /etc/hal/fdi/policy and restarted hal. Still I have the problem. Any ideas?

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
    <deviceinfo version="0.2">
     <device>
      <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
       <merge key="input.x11_options.RightEdge" type="string">2530</merge>
      </match>
     </device>
    </deviceinfo>
    Thanks!
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    Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    Hallo there,im also using 1525, i made my own config:

    /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/11-x11-synaptics.fdi

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
    <deviceinfo version="0.2">
      <device>
        <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
          <match key="info.product" contains="Synaptics TouchPad">
            <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
    	<!-- Arbitrary options can be passed to the driver using 
    	     the input.x11_options property since xorg-server-1.5. -->
    	<!-- EXAMPLE:
    	<merge key="input.x11_options.LeftEdge" type="string">120</merge>
    	-->
          </match>
    <match key="info.product" contains="AlpsPS/2 ALPS">
    <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
    	<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>
    	<merge key="input.x11_options.LeftEdge" type="string">50</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.RightEdge" type="string">900</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TopEdge" type="string">140</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.BottomEdge" type="string">680</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger1" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger2" type="string">3</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger3" type="string">2</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizEdgeScroll" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizScrollDelta" type="string">20</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.VertScrollDelta" type="string">20</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMinZ" type="string">30</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMaxZ" type="string">160</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMinFactor" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMaxFactor" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerLow" type="string">18</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerHigh" type="string">23</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerPress" type="string">256</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmDetect" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmMinWidth" type="string">10</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmMinZ" type="string">200</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MinSpeed" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxSpeed" type="string">1.5</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.AccelFactor" type="string">0.10</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">110</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapTime" type="string">366</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxDoubleTapTime" type="string">180</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton2" type="string">2</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton3" type="string">3</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.RTCornerButton" type="string">2</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.RBCornerButton" type="string">3</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.LTCornerButton" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.LBCornerButton" type="string">0</merge>
        </match>
        </match>
      </device>
    </deviceinfo>
    After you save file do system reboot , cheers and put feedback was this useful
    Last edited by bobe84; November 30th, 2008 at 07:02 PM. Reason: blah, bla bla bla

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    Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobe84 View Post
    Hallo there,im also using 1525, i made my own config:

    /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/11-x11-synaptics.fdi

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
    <deviceinfo version="0.2">
      <device>
        <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
          <match key="info.product" contains="Synaptics TouchPad">
            <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
    	<!-- Arbitrary options can be passed to the driver using 
    	     the input.x11_options property since xorg-server-1.5. -->
    	<!-- EXAMPLE:
    	<merge key="input.x11_options.LeftEdge" type="string">120</merge>
    	-->
          </match>
    <match key="info.product" contains="AlpsPS/2 ALPS">
    <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
    	<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>
    	<merge key="input.x11_options.LeftEdge" type="string">50</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.RightEdge" type="string">900</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TopEdge" type="string">140</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.BottomEdge" type="string">680</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger1" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger2" type="string">3</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickFinger3" type="string">2</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizEdgeScroll" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizScrollDelta" type="string">20</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.VertScrollDelta" type="string">20</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMinZ" type="string">30</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMaxZ" type="string">160</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMinFactor" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMaxFactor" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerLow" type="string">18</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerHigh" type="string">23</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerPress" type="string">256</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmDetect" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmMinWidth" type="string">10</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmMinZ" type="string">200</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MinSpeed" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxSpeed" type="string">1.5</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.AccelFactor" type="string">0.10</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">110</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapTime" type="string">366</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxDoubleTapTime" type="string">180</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton2" type="string">2</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton3" type="string">3</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.RTCornerButton" type="string">2</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.RBCornerButton" type="string">3</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.LTCornerButton" type="string">0</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.LBCornerButton" type="string">0</merge>
        </match>
        </match>
      </device>
    </deviceinfo>
    After you save file do system reboot , cheers and put feedback was this useful

    Amazing!! Thank you very much!

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    Talking Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobe84 View Post
    Hallo there,im also using 1525, i made my own config:
    Thanks a lot! My touchpad works a lot better now.

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    Re: Synaptics touchpad settings location?

    actually better create new file /etc/hal/fid/policy/10-x11-input.fdi cuz if u edith /usr/share/hal ... it would be updated after u reinstall dirver !

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