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Ontopic: the section "Disable touchpad upon external mouse detection"
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== <s> Settings in xorg.conf/10-synaptics.conf don't seem to take effect </s> ==
[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Disable_touchpad_upon_external_mouse_detection] has a deprecation note, but it doesn't explain why it is deprecated, what the consequences are or what the preferred alternative is. Can someone explain this? Otherwise it could best be removed since it is somewhat confusing for the reader.
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--[[User:litemotiv|litemotiv]] 01:04, 07 February 2012 (EDT)
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<s>Issues with new ALPS touch pads</s>
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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.
I am wondering if a link to the thread at [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=117109] should be included. Many new laptops have ALPS touch pads that won't be recognized as such and won't work with the Synaptics driver. There seems to be an AUR package at [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=51343] as a workaround. --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 08:06, 9 November 2011 (EST)
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--[[User:Skarphace|Skarphace]] ([[User talk:Skarphace|talk]]) 05:21, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
:Yes of course you can include that in the proper section, probably [[Touchpad_Synaptics#ALPS_Touchpads]]? -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 05:59, 10 November 2011 (EST)
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:: Done. Feel free to improve it. --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 07:52, 10 November 2011 (EST)
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:You could be suffering a bug:
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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)
  
I was using "synclient TapButton1=1" in a file which is run when I start GNOME to turn on tapping, but it was only working until the first time I suspended and resumed the system.
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== ALPS touchpads ==
  
Searching for "synaptics archlinux tapping suspend" didn't bring me here very quickly - the article doesn't mention suspend or resume at all.  The solution was to turn on tapping in the GNOME touchpad settings, as described in this article. It might be worth mentioning the problem with suspend/resume if we override settings 'on the fly'.
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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)
: --[[User:Dooglus|Dooglus]] 01:24, 30 October 2011 (EDT)
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I added a warning to the section covering on-the-fly configuration --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] 19:43, 8 January 2012 (EST)
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= Rewrite in progress (Completed) =
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Starting today, I'll be rewriting the majority of the article to reflect proper installation / configuration with xorg 1.8 and up.
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This will mean all xorg.conf and hal policies will be removed from the article, they should no longer be required.
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--[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] 17:10, 10 September 2010 (EDT)
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many references to, issues with and sollutions for older xorg versions, HAL situations and other outdated things have been removed. What is left should be applicable to the current situation. Next step is rewriting things to get a proper structure. --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] 17:46, 13 September 2010 (EDT)
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Things seem to be back in order, many thanks to those of you that stepped in over the last months --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] 16:45, 25 April 2011 (EDT)
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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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== Thank you very much for your valuable effort... ==
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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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Disabling mouse plugin in gnome setting daemon worked perfectly.
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: Appreciate taking the time to comment, Ketetefid.  Glad you got it working.
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: --[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 14:24, 22 March 2010 (EDT)
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: Cheers Ketetefid
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: --[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] 19:44, 8 January 2012 (EST)
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Revision as of 09:08, 18 February 2013

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)