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Got home-brewed Leenuks on a laptop?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Tennessee Slim, May 7, 2008.

  1. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

    Apr 14, 2004
    Mucus City, USA
    If you're running (non-preinstalled) Leenuks on a laptop, have you had to edit your xorg.conf to configure your touchpad? Would you mind posting the details?

    My "traveling" laptop is now Leenuks, OpenSUSE 10.3 on a Compaq V2401CL. And the touchpad tends to be spacey. Sometime it acts like it's on speed. A USB mouse works fine but the cursor sometimes acts like someone's set its arse on fire when I use the touchpad.

    So I did some research and manually edited he xorg.conf (random changes, shotgun approach). And it pretty much tamed the touchpad ...until I rebooted. Then X-Windows would no longer load. So I restored the original xorg.conf.

    Yeah, I can make all the same changes to the xorg.conf one at a time and reboot after each, but I'd sooner have a bikini wax. I was hoping someone here could give me the Cliff Notes version of "the fix".
  2. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    I disabled my touchpad, cuz I hate them... I know with Ubuntu and Debian, there is a program called "gsynaptics" in the repository, that manages the touchpad. I imagine Suse has something like that available. Its been a long time since I used Suse, but maybe you can apply some of the below to help you out...

    Here's my xorg.conf for my laptop, running Ubuntu 8.04

    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    [B]Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    	Driver		"synaptics"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
            Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
    EndSection [/B]
    Section "Device"
    	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"

  3. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

    Apr 14, 2004
    Mucus City, USA
    Thanks, IGF.

    Synaptics is managing mine. I was avoiding installing Gsynaptics in deference to the KISS principle, hoping to work through it at a more elementary level. I'll try your xorg.conf settings without the gsynaptics first.

    Mercy beer cups! :beer: