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Hey guys, I just installed RH 8.0 on my Dell Inspiron 2650. In the installer the touchpad is fully functional, but when I go into X Windows, it doesn't work. ...
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    Dell 2650 Touchpad Drivers


    Hey guys, I just installed RH 8.0 on my Dell Inspiron 2650. In the installer the touchpad is fully functional, but when I go into X Windows, it doesn't work. During installation, I looked down the mouse list and chose a USB 3 button generic. I don't know how or where to get the drivers for my touchpad. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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    The touchpad is a ps2 mouse.

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    It's also a two button mouse, if they haven't added a third button in recent models.

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    Will my USB mouse still work as well?

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    Oh, so you have both a USB mouse _and_ a touchpad? That makes it a bit different. Of course it's possible, but it requires you to setup your XF86Config yourself. kudzu really should have done it for you, but maybe it just doesn't detect touchpads (how they would differ from normal PS/2 mice I don't really know, but it still seems like it...).
    Anyway, to do it, open /etc/X11/XF86Config (you'll need to be root to be able to save it), and find the "InputDevice" section. The "Device" option should read "/dev/input/mice". Don't change that, but make a copy of the entire section, and change the "Device" option in the copy to "/dev/psaux", and change the "Identifier" option to something new (e.g. if your existing section is called "Mouse0", you can change the new one's name to "Mouse1").
    Then find the "ServerLayout" section, and add a line which reads
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    InputDevice "<id>", "SendCoreEvents"
    <id> should be replaced to whatever you wrote in the "Identifier" in the new "InputDevice" section.

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