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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    Hey, man, we're almost neighbors. I live in OKC. I know i few friends that live i Choctaw

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    That particular function is related to the "ZAxisMapping" entry, and is the same for every pointer, mouse, touchpad, etc. For some reason X isn't reading the movement sensor, which is a matter of reading the "roller" signals in the mouse. However, the protocol for that is different between old ball mice & trackballs versus touchpads and opticals. But beyond saying that, I can only guess. My only similar experience was on SUSE 10.3, when YaST under KDE had the wrong mouse type for my touchpad on a Dell Latitude.
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    How did you fix it then?
    I've tried editing the xorg.conf file, and it seems like nothing is working

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    In the menu, find YaST. You'll need the appropriate password, then select the second item in the left-hand panel -- Hardware. In the right-hand panel, find Mouse Model. Run through the dialog, making sure the details are correct to the best of your knowledge.
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    Well, i don't know what i did but when i booted into opensuse after it being turned off for a few hours... it fixed itself. The usb ports temporarily messed up though, not detecting my external harddrive or my mouse.

    Anyways, i went into xorg.conf and it now says
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    
      Driver       "synaptics"
    
      Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
    
      Option       "AccelFactor" "0.01"
    
      Option       "BottomEdge" "650"
    
      Option       "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
    
      Option       "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
    
      Option       "CircularScrolling" "1"
    
      Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    
      Option       "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "15"
    
      Option       "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "15"
    
      Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    
      Option       "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
    
      Option       "FingerHigh" "15"
    
      Option       "FingerLow" "14"
    
      Option       "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
    
      Option       "LeftEdge" "120"
    
      Option       "MaxSpeed" "0.5"
    
      Option       "MaxTapMove" "110"
    
      Option       "MaxTapTime" "180"
    
      Option       "MinSpeed" "0.2"
    
      Option       "Name" "Touchpad"
    
      Option       "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    
      Option       "RightEdge" "830"
    
      Option       "SHMConfig" "on"
    
      Option       "TopEdge" "120"
    
      Option       "UpDownScrolling" "1"
    
      Option       "Vendor" "ALPS"
    
      Option       "VertScrollDelta" "20"
    
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    
    EndSection

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    giulio79 NNTP User

    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    I had the same problem, and this:
    Touchpad not working in openSUSE 11.0 - LinuxQuestions.org


    solved.

    try
    g

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    Good idea, giulio79. But another thought comes to mind. Most of my X-server and internal bus issues on my old Dell Latitude were solved when I changed the default video driver. By any chance, imop, does your laptop use the any of the Intel video chipsets? The default 'intel' driver is not exactly ready for prime-time.

    (Note: I'm having to make this entry via a plain text browser because I can't get the forum to load in any graphical browser. There may be some odd formatting.)
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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    If clicking / scrolling works but the pointer won't move, couldn't it be just a case of speed or acceleration settings being zeroed, maybe in Yast? I'm at a desktop right now, so I can't check.

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    No, it's not b/c anything is on zero, i've checked. I've found out that it's working now b/c i unchecked th "Activate this mouse" under Graphics Cards and Monitors > Mouse and so it reconfigures my mouse without using any reconfigured data. I have no idea what's going on anymore..
    I'll check out your link, thank you

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    The only thing the yast front end does is to modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf according to certain rules. To see what makes it work/not work, just compare the files after each change.
    GUI frontends are cool, but the feedback is usually poor.

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