Install synaptics driver for touchpad - what is a pre-compiled binary?
heres a question many might think stupid but I'm at a loss and would
I'm running woody on a acer travelmate and have been using tpconfig for my
touchpad. However it doesnt work well when it comes to the more advance
functions. I have noticed postings recommending the native synaptics driver
that can be found www.tuxmobil.org. Searching their webpage I can see the
following instruction "The source tar file contains a pre-compiled binary.
I highly recommend to use the binary, because the source can't be compiled
without the XFree86 sources. The tar file contains the file INSTALL, which
describes how to modify your XF86Config-4 file."... my problem is this. I
have downloaded and untarred the file but what exactly is the pre-compiled
binary? Is it the synaptics_drv.o file? Does this mean i simply copy this
file to the relevant catalog and make necessary changes in XF86Config-4,
and remove tpconfig? Do i need gpm? or does the synaptic driver work as is?
I have read all the "documents" in the file, but nothing tells me what they
mean by the pre compiled binary. Hopefully some one can help