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== ALPS touchpads ==
  
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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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)
  
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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== Cursor jump ==
--[[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many references to, issues with and sollutions for older xorg versions, HAL situations and other outdated things have been removed.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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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 ?
  
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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: 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 upBasically 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 wikiKeep 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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= hotplugging =
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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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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 pageBut 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 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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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 forumsMaddening.  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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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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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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: --[[User:Dooglus|Dooglus]] 01:24, 30 October 2011 (EDT)
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==<s>Issues with new ALPS touch pads</s>==
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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 [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=51343] as a workaround. --[[User:Markus00000|Markus00000]] 08:06, 9 November 2011 (EST)
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: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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Revision as of 19:52, 21 October 2013

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)