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    Question Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    On my HP dv2416us my mouse pad works in the welcome screen, but when i login it wont move. I can tap on it and make it click, but the cursor will not move.
    Any suggestions?
    I've already re-installed my packages for the input devices.

    >etc/X11/xorg.conf:

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Identifier "Mouse[3]"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    Option "Name" "Touchpad"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "Vendor" "Synaptics"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    I've seen a lot of grousing about that on various laptops. Synaptics has a driver in the X server, but it seems to work differently everywhere it's used. There is a rather popular config from about a year ago found in lots of places on the Net:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    	Driver		"synaptics"
    	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
    	Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
    	Option		"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
    	Option		"LeftEdge"	"1900"
    	Option		"RightEdge"	"5000"
    	Option		"TopEdge"	"1400"
    	Option		"BottomEdge"	"4500"
    	Option		"FingerLow"	"25"
    	Option		"FingerHigh"	"35"
    	Option		"MaxTapTime"	"180"
    	Option		"MaxTapMove"	"220"
    	Option		"ClickTime"	"0"
    	Option		"VertEdgeScroll"	"1"
    	Option		"VertScrollDelta"	"45"
    	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"1"
    	Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"45"
    	Option		"MinSpeed"	"0.08"
    	Option		"MaxSpeed"	"0.60"
    	Option		"AccelFactor"	"0.003"
    	Option		"EdgeMotionMinSpeed"	"200"
    	Option		"EdgeMotionMaxSpeed"	"200"
    	Option		"TapButton1"	"1"
    	Option		"TapButton2"	"3"
    	Option		"TapButton3"	"2"
    	Option		"SHMConfig"	"on"
    EndSection
    You can try to see if using these lines will help any. I note the line with
    Code:
    Option		"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
    may or may not work, but I seem to recall someone asserting most firmly the Synaptics pad is actually on the PS/2 bus. If nothing else, I would test that one line change first.
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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    Funny thing is, it's just a recent problem. I'm about to restart x server to see if that line made a difference

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "synaptics"
      Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
      Option       "Device" "/dev/psaux"
      Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
      Option       "Name" "Touchpad"
      Option       "SHMConfig" "on"
      Option       "Vendor" "Synaptics"
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    (Yay learned how to do "CODE"!!!)

    I tried it, but no go!

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    Ah, if this is a recent problem on a previous install, then it would seem more likely a hardware issue, or something too obscure for me to guess. Might as well change that line back to what it was.
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    Angry Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    Well, it turns my laptop into a desktop-it's not portable anymore! At least on opensuse (have vista installed)
    This is really bugging me..
    On the login screen it works fine..
    Anyone, PLEASE help

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    And the line thing didn't change a thing.

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    I used some commands found here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sy...th%20synclient but it didn't really do anything. I've found out something interesting though!!! Scrolling works!! But the rest of the touchpad still doesn't..

    Code:
    synclient TouchpadOff=1
    turns it off correctly,
    Code:
    synclient TouchpadOff=0
    turns it back on.

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier     "Mouse[3]"
        Driver         "synaptics"
        Option         "Buttons" "5"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
        Option         "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
        Option         "InputFashion" "Mouse"
        Option         "Name" "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Option         "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
        Option         "SHMConfig" "on"
        Option         "Vendor" "Sysp"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    The other thing which comes to mind is using the Hardware tool under YaST. Sometimes it will have the wrong information. Check that and make sure it knows the proper name and model, or as close as possible.
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    Default Re: Synaptic Mouse on Laptop

    Scrolling works.. so i don't understand.

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