touchpad configuration is auto reset to default on ICEWM

i am using opensuse with different desktop enviroment gnome,kde,icewm etc
icewm is very efficient so i’m using that
now the problem is that when i configured touchpad using KDE setting (available on icewm) it works fine till i end the session
and then it automatically reset it to default (every setting related to the same will set to its default value)
i googled a lot but icewm is not so popular window manager so i dont get any solution to the problem…
hope anyone will help me… thanks

Try using gsynaptics

Are you using “icewm-default” or “icewm-lite”?

It is “icewm-lite” that is installed by default. If you have not already done so, I suggest installing “icewm-default” (which automatically replaces the “lite” version).

When I run icewm on an older laptop, I have it start synaptiks in the startup script (in $HOME/.icewm/startup). With that running, the synaptiks settings all hold.

installed icewm-default… thanks

please can you explain me how to do this… in synaptik config “i just wanted to accelerate the movement of pointer”


I have a script $HOME/.icewm/startup

% ls -lL .icewm
total 40
-rw-r--r-- 1 rickert users    12 Mar 22  2011 focus_mode
-rw-r--r-- 1 rickert users 30902 Feb  9  2012 preferences
-rwxr-xr-x 1 rickert users  1647 Apr  5  2012 startup

It needs execute permissions.

I have the following commands in the file:

xterm -title Console -n Console -ls -geom 80x24-0-0 &
sleep 2
synaptiks &
sleep 2
/usr/lib/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 &
nm-applet &

That starts an xterm at the bottom right of the screen. It starts synaptics, the gnome authentication agent, and the gnome networkmanager agent. The gnome authentication agent might be needed by the network manager applet (which is why I start it).

I put those sleep lines because otherwise the session doesn’t always start properly. I’m not sure why, but the sleep works around it.

Once up and running, there is an icon for synaptiks in the panel (near the bottom of the screen - I have it set to auto-hide). Right clicking on the synaptiks icon gets me to the settings menu. And I can use the network-manager applet for managing wifi.

I hope that helps.