Re: synaptic? what no opensource driver?
Jochen Schulz wrote:
I see. Although you really shouldn't slate a post just because you don't
This group is full of people wanting the synaptics touchpad driver.
touchpad works fine, but only as a touchpad. There are no options to
configure it to not open things on tap, or scroll when i run my finger
down the side of the touchpad.
Do I understand you right that you *don't* want your touchpad to do
these things? Then I don't understand your mail at all.
I don't really want to use a wrapper to get the synaptics driver working
in debain 4 (xfce) just for these features.
What are you talking about? You should really try to be more precise in
apt-get install what? to use an alternative? :-) or am I way off?
'apt-cache search synaptics' will answer your question. And I bet you
already have it installed (and configured with some default options).
Drivers go in th kernel don't they?
Not necessarily. For the kernel, your touchpad is nothing but a simple
PS/2 mouse. More advanced features may be configured via xorg.conf or
one of the GUI frontends (which can be run by ordinary users, once
synaptics has been set up properly).