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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 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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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 4

Posted by chantra on 18th June 2006

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series How To: Setting up Touchpad on a Laptop - A Complete Guide

4. Explanation on those directives:

TODO, in the meanwhile, carry onto next page to See How to use the touchpad
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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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