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Could someone with intimate knowledge of the new Xorg hotplugging system please provide some details for that particular section of the article?  I have seen all sorts of info about the Hal policies on the forums, however I do not use them myself and cannot verify their correctness. --[[User:Thayer|Thayer]] Dec 2, 2008
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== <s> Settings in xorg.conf/10-synaptics.conf don't seem to take effect </s> ==
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I don't have much knowledge of the new Xorg hotplugging, but I do use it. I've added few of the policies that where used. --[[User:Duologic|Duologic]] Jan 24, 2009
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I can't get this to work at all! I tried both the 11- and the suggested 99- location (Gentoo wiki suggests that as well) but it seems like it isn't even reading that file! Can I somehow tell if it ''is'' actually reading it? --[[User:Svenstaro|Svenstaro]] 18:07, 2 July 2009 (EDT)
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Just an FYI, I'm in the process of doing a moderate rewrite of this article, hopefully simplifying and clarifying things. --[[User:Ronin-Sage|Ronin-Sage]] 03:10, 16 June 2009 (EDT)
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I was having trouble getting my touchpad to work with evdev, until I installed the xf86-input-synaptics driver which is suggested at the beginning of the page.  But if I understand it correctly, the xf86-input-synaptics driver takes over evdev, so none of the settings int he fdi would have any effect? --[[User:hensond|hensond]] 02:47, 04 Jan 2010 (EDT)
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== Thank you very much for your valuable effort... ==
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I noticed that none of my settings changes in xorg.conf seemed to take any effect until I made sure the {{ic|synaptics_i2c}} module was loaded. I'm not putting this into the page since it could've been a coincidence, but it's worth noting for anyone having problems.
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--[[User:Skarphace|Skarphace]] ([[User talk:Skarphace|talk]]) 05:21, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
  
I am a gentoo user who had the problem of not reading synaptics fdi policy file. I created an account in Arch linux just to thank you. It has helped very much...
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:You could be suffering a bug:
Disabling mouse plugin in gnome setting daemon worked perfectly.
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:http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-bugs/2012-08/msg00455.html
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:Is your mouse completely dropping or is it just that settings made don't take effect? I take it you reload X / udev whenever you make changes? --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] ([[User talk:Stefanwilkens|talk]]) 23:23, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
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::I did some further digging, I believe this is GNOME overwriting your touch-pad settings. Have a look here and tell me if this solved it for you: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#GNOME --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] ([[User talk:Stefanwilkens|talk]]) 18:54, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
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::: No response from user. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 09:08, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
  
: Appreciate taking the time to comment, Ketetefid.  Glad you got it working.
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== ALPS touchpads ==
: --[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 14:24, 22 March 2010 (EDT)
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The article says that kernel 3.3 fixed the detection of ALPS touchpads (among others). I am running kernel 3.6.10 and my ALPS touchpad was not detected until I installed psmouse-alps-driver from the AUR. Therefore I suggest to rewrite the paragraph accordingly to say: "Some touchpads (e.g. ALPS, ...) need additional drivers to work. Install package X for touchpad Y." Any opposing arguments? [[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] ([[User talk:Markus00000|talk]]) 19:12, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
I am just speaking up as one of those users that are having problems with the touchpad cursor inexplicably jumping around. Not only does it jump around, but it creates random left and right clicks when it jumps. This happens while I am actually using the touchpad and not while typing as lots of others have been reporting around various forums. Maddening.  At first it seemed to "calm down" over time (ie. time since reboot) but now seems to be pretty much constant. If as you say there is currently no patch for this, it would be great to get a heads-up if and when the developers eventually get a handle on it. Thanks very much...
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: --[[User:lucky_waster|lucky_waster]] 11:33, 20 June 2010
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Settings in xorg.conf/10-synaptics.conf don't seem to take effect

I noticed that none of my settings changes in xorg.conf seemed to take any effect until I made sure the synaptics_i2c module was loaded. I'm not putting this into the page since it could've been a coincidence, but it's worth noting for anyone having problems. --Skarphace (talk) 05:21, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

You could be suffering a bug:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-bugs/2012-08/msg00455.html
Is your mouse completely dropping or is it just that settings made don't take effect? I take it you reload X / udev whenever you make changes? --stefanwilkens (talk) 23:23, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
I did some further digging, I believe this is GNOME overwriting your touch-pad settings. Have a look here and tell me if this solved it for you: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#GNOME --stefanwilkens (talk) 18:54, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
No response from user. Close. -- Fengchao (talk) 09:08, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

ALPS touchpads

The article says that kernel 3.3 fixed the detection of ALPS touchpads (among others). I am running kernel 3.6.10 and my ALPS touchpad was not detected until I installed psmouse-alps-driver from the AUR. Therefore I suggest to rewrite the paragraph accordingly to say: "Some touchpads (e.g. ALPS, ...) need additional drivers to work. Install package X for touchpad Y." Any opposing arguments? Markus00000 (talk) 19:12, 15 December 2012 (UTC)