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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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== <s> Settings in xorg.conf/10-synaptics.conf don't seem to take effect </s> ==
  
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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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 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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: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)
  
== Anybody else having trouble? ==
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== ALPS touchpads ==
  
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?
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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)

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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)