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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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== ALPS touchpads ==
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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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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 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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== Cursor jump ==
Disabling mouse plugin in gnome setting daemon worked perfectly.
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I have been experiencing an issue where the cursor sometimes starts jumping around the screen when trying to use it (as if its sensitivity is all over the place) I can not recreate it since it's pretty random when it happens so I can not test if the suugested fix at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Cursor_jump is for that or for another issue. In any case I have found a fix for it by doing 'sudo modprobe -r psmouse; sudo modprobe psmouse' to restart the mouse driver the thing is that I'm not sure whether I should add it to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Cursor_jump or make a new subheading under https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Troubleshooting ?
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: Just saw your post about this questions in the forums, so it worked. I had the same problem and found a solution by running "syndaemon -d -K" at start up.  Basically it disables the touchpad on the fly while you are typing, re-enabled automatically after you stop pressing keys.  There are other options to vary the disable time, but I find the default works well.  I can't remember where I found it, forum thread maybe?  Anyway I'd vote for adding a list of things to try to the cursor_jump section of wiki.  Keep the suggestion there now as list item 1, add yours as list item 2, and add the syndaemon as list item 3 one if you want [[User:Ajbibb|Ajbibb]] ([[User talk:Ajbibb|talk]]) 19:52, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

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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)

Cursor jump

I have been experiencing an issue where the cursor sometimes starts jumping around the screen when trying to use it (as if its sensitivity is all over the place) I can not recreate it since it's pretty random when it happens so I can not test if the suugested fix at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Cursor_jump is for that or for another issue. In any case I have found a fix for it by doing 'sudo modprobe -r psmouse; sudo modprobe psmouse' to restart the mouse driver the thing is that I'm not sure whether I should add it to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Cursor_jump or make a new subheading under https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Troubleshooting ?

Just saw your post about this questions in the forums, so it worked. I had the same problem and found a solution by running "syndaemon -d -K" at start up. Basically it disables the touchpad on the fly while you are typing, re-enabled automatically after you stop pressing keys. There are other options to vary the disable time, but I find the default works well. I can't remember where I found it, forum thread maybe? Anyway I'd vote for adding a list of things to try to the cursor_jump section of wiki. Keep the suggestion there now as list item 1, add yours as list item 2, and add the syndaemon as list item 3 one if you want Ajbibb (talk) 19:52, 21 October 2013 (UTC)