Open Suse 11.3 How to enable touchpad?

Open Suse 11.3 How to enable touchpad?

The Gnome and KDE desktop environments have their own graphical utilities. I’m a KDE user, so…

System Settings>>InputDevices>>Touchpad (There is a number of parameters that can be set from here)

The CLI commands to disable and enable are respectively

synclient TouchpadOff=1
synclient TouchpadOff=0

but I’m guessing your touchpad may not be functional (from install)…is that why you’re asking? (In which case, you may need a different approach/answer)

The ‘xinput’ utility can also be used to test or configure your touchpad (and other input devices)

To see input device list

xinput list

For example, I get

xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HP WMI hotkeys                            id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]

To test my touchpad, I could do

xinput test 10

then note output recorded as you tap and scroll etc

man xinput for more options.

In addition, to enable tapping before you load KDE or Gnome add
Option “TapButton1” “1”
to the options in synaptics.conf