Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: "Michal Žeravík" <michalz@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Get synaptics touchpad to work after initial installation
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 09:41:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Get synaptics touchpad to work after initial installation by Patrick McLean
Patrick McLean wrote:
> Michal ®eravík 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 -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list