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== <s> problem with suspend/resume on tapping setting </s> ==
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== ALPS touchpads ==
  
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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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)
  
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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== Cursor jump ==
: --[[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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== random left and right clicks ==
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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 ?
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 itThanks very much...
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: --[[User:lucky_waster|lucky_waster]] 11:33, 20 June 2010
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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 keysThere 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)