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    Default Synaptics Touchpad driver for KDE4?

    Having issues with a massively over-sensitive touchpad under KDE4, the fact I can't disable the tapping is what we call round here "Doing my head in".

    This is probably been asked multiple times, but when I searched everything rolled back to using KSynaptics. I would, but it doesn't seem to pop up in any repos, and the software is obviously now no longer supported. Does anyone have any solutions to this? I really don't mind the sensitivity problem too much, but being unable to disable tapping is a real PITA.

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    Lightbulb Re: Synaptics Touchpad driver for KDE4?

    Try it with gsynaptics - it works well for me & is in the repos

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    Default Re: Synaptics Touchpad driver for KDE4?

    This sounds like a feature that has become a 'bug' for some people; way back the Synaptics driver was not very good; then it was improved to respond really well and I had to get used to the much lighter touch that is needed. I occasionally touch it inadvertently but have got used to it needing a very gentle touch which presumably will extend the life of the touchpad.

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    It's not the sensitivity that's issue, it's the fact I can't turn the tapping off. I keep typing lump sof stuff, then finding that I have to go back and re-edit loads of it. I tried editing the Xorg.conf, but that hasn't helped.

    I hate tapping mainly because I get annoyed at the fact when i'm typing my knuckle taps the trackpad, at which point i'm stuffed.

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    Post Re: Synaptics Touchpad driver for KDE4?

    What have you tried in xorg.conf?
    Have you tried these settings?:

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    Option "TabButton1" "0"
    Option "TabButton2" "0"
    Option "TabButton3" "0"
    What's about gsynaptics? Have you tried it?
    If that doesn't help can you please post your xorg.conf here?

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    Default Re: Synaptics Touchpad driver for KDE4?

    BeakerUK wrote:
    > It's not the sensitivity that's issue, it's the fact I can't turn the
    > tapping off. I keep typing lump sof stuff, then finding that I have to
    > go back and re-edit loads of it. I tried editing the Xorg.conf, but
    > that hasn't helped.
    >
    > I hate tapping mainly because I get annoyed at the fact when i'm typing
    > my knuckle taps the trackpad, at which point i'm stuffed.


    I too cannot stand tapping. I edit xorg.conf to set MaxTapTime to 0.
    That completely disables tapping.

    Larry

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    tongkhor NNTP User

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    i have load loaded suse 10.3 on my sony laptop. all working fine except the touchpad cursor sometimes moves too fast and jerky. Alps touchpad driver is being used. anyone got the same problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tongkhor View Post
    i have load loaded suse 10.3 on my sony laptop. all working fine except the touchpad cursor sometimes moves too fast and jerky. Alps touchpad driver is being used. anyone got the same problem?
    Firstly: It is bad form to double-post. You need to delete your other post concerning this topic.

    Secondly: I am not sure how to configure the alps driver, but if you are using the synaptics driver on an Alps device (as I am), then you need to alter the values for AccelFactor and MaxSpeed.

    And, as mentioned above, making MaxTapTime equal to zero will disable all tapping.

    BTW, you want to reduce both of the values I mentioned concerning speed, if you want to slow it down.

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    tongkhor NNTP User

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    thanks. i am new to this forum. how do u delete other posting?
    I will try your suggestion.

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    I was using gsynaptics until I realized that I had an additional ps2 pointing device detected in sax2- which doesn't exist. Once I removed it, the touchpad worked a lot better, including horizontal and vertical scrolling. I'm not sure that will help with the tapping though...

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