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From: Michal Žeravík <michalz@...>
Subject: Re: Get synaptics touchpad to work after initial installation
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 10:39:36 +0100
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 
>>> section")
>>>
>>> Antoine
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>
>> 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 
> devices.

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.

michal
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