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== Settings in xorg.conf/10-synaptics.conf don't seem to take effect ==
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== ALPS touchpads ==
  
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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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:Skarphace|Skarphace]] ([[User talk:Skarphace|talk]]) 05:21, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
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:You could be suffering a bug:
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== Cursor jump ==
:http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-bugs/2012-08/msg00455.html
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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 ?
: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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: 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)