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trackpad on powerbook

So I decided it was time to get a laptop and I got a powerbook. Naturally
the first thing I did was repartition the drive to install linux. Now I've
got debian installed and it's dual booting between osx and debian just
fine. After installing and configuring X, gdm starts and x _looks_ fine.
However, the mouse doesn't work. I've tried various devices in the
XF86Config file:


though none of them seem to work. I realize that apple just started using
trackpads which give the user scrollwheel like functionality. Is it
possible that this is what is wrong?

I've looked around on the web and most of the pages about installing linux
on powerbooks are pretty old. Can anyone offer any thoughts on this?

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