Touchpad problems

Just installed 12.2 onto my laptop. So far so good. Except I can’t change one feature on the touchpad setting. Namely the tapping, which I want to get rid off. But according to Synaptiks it is disabled even though it isn’t. Does my bloody head in.

I have a IBM Thinkpad T43 with 12.2 and KDE if that helps.

I have installed openSUSE 12.2 on my Lenovo G550 laptop and since then the touchpad is not found anymore. synaptiks is not working properly. I am using Qt 4.8.1, KDE 4.8.4, and synaptiks 0.8.1.
Everything was working fine with openSUSE 12.1.
Has anyone an idea what the problem is? How can I fix it?

I have exactly the same problem with a fresh install of opensuse*64 12.2 on a brand new dell latitude E6430.

Try editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf based on your needs.

If you want to disable tapping, simply change

MatchIsTouchpad "on"


MatchIsTouchpad "off"

Thanks for your answer.
In fact, the touchpad is seen as a Generic mouse:
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ DELL DELL USB Laser Mouse id=14 [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)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Integrated Webcam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Dell Dell USB Keyboard id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]

And the synaptic drivers seems to be not loaded:
synclient -l
Couldn’t find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

And I have the following errors in the xorg log:
11.975] (EE) PS/2 Generic Mouse: Couldn’t open mtdev device
11.975] (EE) evdev: PS/2 Generic Mouse: ioctl EVIOCGID failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
11.975] (EE) PreInit returned 8 for “PS/2 Generic Mouse”

I don’t know exactly what is th mtdev device and I don’t find any workaround in linux forums.