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Making a touchpad without buttons like a normal touchpad with buttons

Assume a synaptics compatible mousepad that has no physical buttons, but where the whole surface is physically clickable (not a tap, but physically clickable). A particular touchpad with these ...
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Synaptics touchpad LED support

How to enable support the LED in Synaptics touchpads? I'm using Debian Jessie and xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ver. 1.8.1-1. I found patches by Takashi Iwai from SUSE for LED support in Synaptics ...
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How to solve error popping up when opening Synpatic package manager

Error is this: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_jd team_jdownloader_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The ...
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At Synaptic (Debian Wheezy) how to react to message “… broken package …”?

I have a synaptoc problem, with Debian-Wheezy. uname -a Linux primergy 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u1 i686 GNU/Linux Trying to apply the installation for libaudit1 it says: ...
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failed to start the x server (your interface). it is likely not set up correctly (Mint)

I was trying to configure mouse properties following this guide. I restarted my computer and got this message : Failed to start the x server (your interface). It is likely not set up correctly ...
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How to set maximum distance between two finger for two finger scroll?

I'm on a MacBook Pro running fresh Arch on Gnome 3 with xf86-input-libinput. I'm trying to find any setting to configure a maximum distance for detecting two finger for scroll, is there a way to set ...
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Synaptics two-finger-tap right-click happens on non-tap

Pardon the horrendous title, I'm not exactly sure how to summarize the issue I'm having. Basically, I have synaptics, and I right-click by tapping two fingers on the touchpad because my touchpad doesn'...
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How do I exit coasting when a key is pressed?

I have enabled coasting on my touchpad: $ synclient -l | grep -i coast CornerCoasting = 0 CoastingSpeed = 20 CoastingFriction = 50 It works fine. However, if I ...
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How to Fix Synaptic Error 403 problem?

I'm having an annoying issue with Synaptic Package Manager on Linux Mint where it's just giving me Error 403 when I try to update the repository list. I can't figure out the source of the problem, ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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Synaptics settings get applied correctly from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d but then reset?

I have a BCM5974 touchpad device which gets loaded incorrectly by Xorg despite being seemingly correctly configured. I have a simple /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-synaptics.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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Mint 12: I can't open synaptic package manager

I have Mint 12 Lisa DVD edition, 32 bit verion. I have kde and gnome. I can't open the Synaptic package manager. When I click on it, I am asked to enter my password, I do so and click authenticate, ...
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Is there a synaptic package manager for Scientific Linux?

I am wondering if there is a package management system available for Scientific Linux. So far I'm downloading and installing one package at a time, and running into conflicts/dependency issues. A ...
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Enabling multitouch on a Synaptics trackpad

I have a ThinkPad T400 with a fresh install of Debian 8.2. I have everything set up but the trackpad, which is not responding to my multitouch scroll gestures. It's a Synaptics trackpad, and I haven't ...
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Laptop Touchpad suddenly not working on Arch Linux

I've been struggling to get synaptic to work properly since installing arch on my laptop about a year ago, and its finally broken completely. I need help figuring out why, as nothing I've done in the ...
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Problem installing lyx - held broken pacagkes error

I am trying to install lyx on Linux Mint 17.2 sudo apt-get install lyx gave the following output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: lyx : Depends: lyx-common (= 2.0.8.1-0ubuntu1) ...
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Touchpad left button only works on motion

Just updated from Ubuntu14 to 15.04 and my left touchpad button now works only while I'm moving the mouse. evtest always correctly shows the click event, but xev only shows it when I'm clicking while ...
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How to get KDE touchpad settings back

I'm on a Debian testing, and one of my recent upgrades must have made me lose my touchpad settings in KDE. I used to have a "Touchpad" tab in the "Input devices" section of the system settings, but I ...
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What's the recommended way to upgrade to a newer version of synaptics in Linux Mint?

I'm having problems with the clickpad on a Lenovo x250 running Linux Mint, similar to those described here: Missing support for thumb resting on bottom of clickpad Clickpads should ignore thumbs ...
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touchpad configuration not working linux mint 17 (rebecca) (disable or change 2 tap right click) macbook air

I recently installed Linux on a macbook air (early 2014) and am trying to tweak the touchpad so that its actually usable. I have noticed the following: I frequently get accidental right click menus ...
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Touchpad won't work after login

Everytime I start my computer, when it gets to the login part of GUI, my touchpad works except I cannot turn it off using FnF3 (I'm using a Dell inspiron n4120). Soon after I log in, the touchpad ...