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    Can't use touchpad on my laptop???

    I installed Mandrake 9 not to long ago. I installed it using a mouse and now I can't use touchpad. Anyone know how to fix this problem???

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    you're going to have to reconfigure X probably. login as root and type xf86cfg -textmode to configure it. choose the mouse that best fits. it may not list "touchpad" but you can just try "Auto" or "PS/2" and it should work.

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    Anyway that I can get both to work?

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    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Its more then likely a synaptics pad so heres the results I got

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    if you use Touchpad, here is the way to go:

    what kernel do you use? under 2.4.x it works like a regular PS/2 mouse. it's a lil bit more complicated on 2.6.x but the site has a really nice guide.

    is your other Mouse USB or PS/2?

    good luck & post back.

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    I am using a builtin touchpad and a logitech duo lx700 (wireless keyboard and mouse combo) and all I had to do was make two seperate entries in my XF86Config file (and xorg.conf when I upgraded).

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    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    even if it is not a synaptics touchpad the synaptics synclient seams to work just fine with cirque tp's and a few others that i have here
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    check the /etc/X11/xorg.conf or something similar depending on your XFree86. Have a look, it should have two sections, one refering to your mouse and one for your touchpad, If it does not have both you will have to write them

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    Good Luck

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