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:
- 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)
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)