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Patrick McLean wrote:
> Michal Žeravík wrote:
>> Antoine Martin wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 07:45 -0500, Mark Haney wrote:
>>>> I did something kind of stupid, when I first installed Gentoo, I
>>>> left my usb optical mouse connected to my laptop. After install
>>>> that mouse works fine, but the synaptics touchpad does not. Any
>>>> good hints on how to make it work? I've emerged synaptics, but that
>>>> hasn't help, so there must be something else. Should I rebuild my
>>>> xorg.conf file?
>>> This isn't a gentoo-amd64 question, but my guess is that your xorg.conf
>>> points to the usb mouse. The synaptics probably comes up as a normal
>>> psaux mouse. Simply adding another mouse device section should do it.
>>> Google should be able to find this for you. ("synaptics device
>> don't forget to enable Device Manager in kernel (multidevice...)
> You mean RAID/LVM? You don't need that unless you are using RAID or
> volume management. Almost every desktop user doesn't need that stuff,
> the "device manager" you are thinking about is nothing like the
> windows one, it's for managing arrays of drives in servers, not system
If you have synaptic touchpad, you need device manager.
At least what I've tried on notebook. Compile it into kernel.
I afraid that you can't get touchpad working unless it's enabled.
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