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How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop – A Complete Guide

Posted by chantra on 18th June 2006

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop - A Complete Guide

Every laptop comes with a usefull thing when you don't want to carry your mouse around: a Touchpad, most of the time, touchpads do work out of the box but not all the goodies are activated by default.

On a basic setup, you can use the touchpad to move your mouse around as well as the left and right click.

There is much more you can get from it, for instance dragging and dropping items, vertical scrolling, right click by tapping the pad....

This how-to will show you how to get the most of it.

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How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop – A Complete Guide — page 3

Posted by chantra on 18th June 2006

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop - A Complete Guide

3. Configuring Xorg:

You need to inform Xorg about your touchpad device, there is basically 3 steps:

  1. Load the synaptics module
  2. Create and fill the device section for your synaptics touchpad
  3. Add the newly created Input device to your server layout

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How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop – A Complete Guide — page 5

Posted by chantra on 18th June 2006

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop - A Complete Guide

5. How to use the advanced feature of your Touchpad:

Zones on a Synaptics touchpadHere is a sketch of a basic touchpad (touchpad + left and right mouse button)

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How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop – A Complete Guide — page 2

Posted by chantra on 18th June 2006

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop - A Complete Guide

2. Synaptics installation:

On Ubuntu Dapper and Edgy and Debian Testing and Unstable, you need to install the package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics:

$sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

Ubuntu Breezy and Debian Stable require xfree86-driver-synaptics:

$sudo apt-get install xfree86-driver-synaptics

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Subtitleeditor-0.8.0 stable, a Linux subtitles editor

Posted by chantra on 1st June 2006

A new release of subtitleeditor, a GTK+2 subtitle editor for linux, is out. Bug fixes from alpha versions, new features...

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How-To smbfs: smbmnt must be installed suid root

Posted by chantra on 31st May 2006

Quite often, when using program such as smb4k, I encountered the following error:

smbmnt must be installed suid root for direct user mounts

This happens because some linux distribution does not configure smbfs properly such as a normal user can mount samba files.

This how-to will show how to simply resolve this issue.

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How To: subversion SVN with Apache2 and DAV

Posted by chantra on 20th May 2006

Subversion is an application used for version control, it is meant to become a replacement of CVS Concurrent Versions System. Subversion is also known as svn.

This how-to will show how to setup svn repositories accessible throught http by using apache2 and the DAV module.

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How To: APT guide

Posted by chantra on 13th May 2006

Apt is the debian tool to install, remove and search packages. It is a front-end to the dpkg package manager and offer easy searching, installing ..., by using apt-get and apt-cache.
This Howto will give you the basic commands you need to know for installing, removing, searching package and so on.

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How To: synchronising subtitles with subtitleeditor

Posted by chantra on 18th April 2006

In a previous article I introduced subtitleeditor and explained how-to create a new subtitle from scratch. This article is going to explain how you can synchronise subtitles with subtitle editor. From changing the framerate to moving subtitles or scaling, here we go.

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How To: editing subtitles with subtitleeditor

Posted by chantra on 12th April 2006

In a previous article, I introduced gsubedit, a GNOME Subtitle Editor for linux using GTK. It was the best subtitles editor I'd ever found for linux.

Recently, I found a new project, that even it is quite young, has a lot to offer. Namely subtitleeditor. It supports any kind of subtitles format, allows you to move, change framerate and much more.

Here is an introduction to subtitleeditor.
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