Touchpad in my toshiba laptop

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Touchpad in my toshiba laptop

Postby geo77 » 2008-09-22 03:41

The touchpad in my Toshiba Satellite laptop skips when I am scrolling through documents or it will jump from place to place, needless to say this is driving me nuts.
Below is my xorg.conf file, I was reading other posts and they all seemed to have at least detected the synaptics touchpad, in my configuration file it just has a mouse device.
Is there a command or an application that will rescan hardware in debian and try to find the correct drivers?
Using Lenny
Any help is greatly appreciated!

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
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Postby geo77 » 2008-09-25 03:48

Any ideas?? :cry:
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Postby Ook » 2008-09-25 04:31

Here is a pretty basic touchpad section from etch.
Code: Select all
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
        Option          "MinSpeed" "1.0"
        Option          "MaxSpeed" "1.0"
        Option          "AccelFactor" "0.3"
        Option          "SHMConfig"     "true"
You could run as root

# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

However, in etch at least, that will instantly give you only the first 6 lines, which is not enough.

You could also try

# configure-debian

and get the interactive menu X11 > , but it is more work for maybe no more gain.

There is a recent thread around here someplace posting synaptics sections from xorg.configs . Search "synaptics."

This all assumes that it is a Synaptics touchpad and not the other one.
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