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    Question simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    Hi
    moving from 11.0 to 11.1 I'm no more able to configure the simulation of middle and right mouse buttons with the touchpad.

    In 11.0 I'm able to simulate:

    middle mouse button with two fingers tap
    right mouse button with three fingers tap
    Saluti
    R

  2. #2

    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    You need to download and install the file, from the website.

    ...

    Or to put it another way; it's completely impossible to answer such a post without specific details - like, you know, which touchpad.

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    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    Sorry
    I guess that there was only one type of laptop touchpad .
    This is what I was able to get from the "dmesg"

    Code:
    Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.2, id: 0x1c0b1, caps: 0xd04731/0xa40000
    input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    No worries - it's easy to forget these things. Excuse the slightly sarcastic reply, I was tired...

    You could try booting to runlevel 3 and running sax2 on the offchance it picks it up again.

    Otherwise, I think the standard way to tune a synaptics touchpad these days is with hal fdi files.

    There will be a directory in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/. If you put an .fdi file in that directory containing the configuration, it should work.

    You can find sample configurations on the Arch wiki here.

    The troublesome bit is getting the speed to feel right - there are a few variables that have to be balanced against each other. I suppose you could try a file that just specifies the buttons and doesn't mention the speed, and hope that it keeps the speed it already has... But I suspect it won't.

    Sorry though - that's the best idea I've got. Hopefully someone has a better one...

    [I would add that it's blooming annoying that there isn't a graphical configuration system for this. You might be able to get gsynaptics or ksynaptics to work, but they've been deprecated, and the replacement really doesn't do much yet...]

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    Talking Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    No worries - it's easy to forget these things. Excuse the slightly sarcastic reply, I was tired...
    Don't worry I'm vrey thankfull for the time you are spending to help me .

    Your information are very useful, I heard the first time of fdi file tryng to install 11.2 and noting that sax2 has no more mouse section.

    I'm going to try..
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    No worries - had this problem (and a few similar ones) myself. I hope it works.

    If you end up using the .fdi file route I'd be curious to see what minspeed maxspeed and accelfactor you settle on. I've never been able to get mine to feel *quite* right.

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    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    I tryed with the file

    Code:
    /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi
    pasted from the link

    Touchpad Synaptics - ArchWiki

    and it doesn't work

    I followed the indication of inserting the option into the device section of xorg,conf

    Touchpad Synaptics - ArchWiki

    but doesn't work too.

    What had I missed?
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    Is there a directory in /etc/hal/fdi/policy?

    I don't think it's supposed to go in /policy itself...

    Also, you will probably have to get the right info.product key. And there I can't help you...

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    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    on my system there is no directory under policy so I create the file

    11-x11-synaptics.fdi

    under policy.

    Moreover I cant understand why the option I inserted into the xorg.conf file that was correctly read and reported in the Xorg.0.log are no effect
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: simulation of mouse middle and right buttons on touchpad

    Did you add the serverlayout and module sections, as well as the inputdevice one?

    Sorry... I'm out of ideas. Good luck.

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