TouchPad Configuration

TouchPad Configuration

Post by r.e. » Sat, 29 Sep 2001 02:49:00

i have installed slackware 8.0 on a laptop (Asus L8400) but when i run this
gpm -m /dev/mouse -t syn
gpm -m /dev/mouse -t synps2
i see this error:
gpm: oops() invoked from gpm.c(962)
/dev/mouse: Function not implemented

How can i do?



1. Touchpad configuration, setting buttons to different values.

I just purchased a split keyboard with a touchpad today and I'm hating 3
button mouse emulation..  I do cut 'n paste a lot, and chording the two
keys just isn't reliable enough!

I would like to be able to use a tap as mouse button 1 (already works
that way), the left button as button 2, and the right button as button
3.  I have been using tap for button 1 all night and it works pretty
good.  Not quite as accurate I'm finding, but it's okay.  I'll get used
to it. :)

I think gpm can do this, but I apparently haven't set it up correctly.
I tried "gpm -B 231 -R" even though I'm not sure that sequence is
correct.  Again, I want the physical buttons to be buttons 2 and 3.

Second problem, is I'm not sure how to set XF4.0 to use gpm..   I tried
the following, except flipping the commented lines around, didn't
work..  the mouse wouldn't move at all.

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "GlidePointPS/2"
#    Option "Protocol"    "Auto"
#    Option "Device"      "/dev/gpmdata"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"

Thanks for any help!  :)

Walter Francis                      Powered by Red Hat Linux 6.0

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