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How to enable touchpad scrolling and tapping in Debian Wheezy KDE?

I'm trying to turn on scrolling and tapping with my laptop's touch-pad (the 2 left and right buttons are ok). I'm on Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) KDE-desktop and I have a Synaptic touch-pad. My laptop is an ...
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Why is there no “mark for upgrade” in Synaptic Package Manager for upgradeable packages?

The help docs mention marking for upgrade. The context menu and menu bar do not have this option listed at all, and the only non-greyed-out options are marking for removal or complete removal. There ...
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Looking for a way to improve synaptic/touchpad palm detection

I find that my touchpad's palm detection is pretty awful. I have set it to the minimum sensitivity not ruining my touchpad use (PalmMinWidth=5, PalmMinZ=1), and I still get random bumps whenever I ...
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dpkg, apt, synaptic. aptitude: can user customizations cause conflicts?

So, I ssh into a (very) remote Ubuntu 10.4 server to do some admin and web dev+design. And I was looking through the various package manager options. There's a lot. The big ones are dpkg, apt, apt-...
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Linux mint 15, synaptic can't download all repository indexes

I'm using Linux Mint 15, and started getting these errors from synaptic update manager. I did not change anything in the system, one day it just started to throw these errors. My network works OK, all ...
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How do I remove persistent config data from APT?

When I remove packages from my system with APT-based programs, they often leave behind some kind of residue (referred to as "residual config") that seems to serve no purpose other than annoying me. ...
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Why I was able to fix a broken package with aptitude but I could not with either apt-get or synaptic?

Yesterday I upgraded my Debian Testing and Audacious stopped to work. Troubleshooting I found that the problem was that it was updated to a recent version but the needed plugins were not. I tried to ...
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In synaptic, is there a way to always expand “Details” when installing a package?

While using synaptic and update-manager in Debian (I'm using unstable), I always like to see what it is doing while installing and always manually expand the "Show installing files" and "Details" tabs....
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Where do the .deb files go when I select “download only” in Synaptic Package Manager?

Here is the situation. In Synaptic Package Manager, suppose I want to download package files of package_name. I follow following steps: Select package_name> Mark for installation > Accept additional ...
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Right button drag with synaptics

I thought it would be useful to tap-and-drag with two fingers, which would represent dragging with right mouse button. But after reviewing synaptic man options I can't see any option close to this. Is ...
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Install using synaptic ignoring dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker a latex editor in my debian system from synaptic. It shows in the dependency list texlive-base, texlive-common. etc as dependencies. But I have already installed ...
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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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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 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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The following packages have been kept back

The following packages have been kept back: click click-dev gir1.2-click-0.4 libclick-0.4-0 0 BUT It's clear that all of these packages are either on hold somewhere, or are in some kind of conflict,...
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debian not accepting administrative password

I have XFCE Debian on an old PowerPC PowerBook G4. When I go to open Synaptic Package Manager, a window pops up asking for my administrative password. I enter the password I normally use for sudo in ...
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Remove only unused dependencies using Synaptic

As all distros, install much unused software, so does PCLinuxOS. But when I am trying to remove this software using Synaptic, it marks the dependencies as "to be removed" too. The problem is that ...
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Apt-get refuses to stop trying to install Acroreader

I'm using Mint 13 if that matters. And I'm new. Anyway, I tried installing Adobe Reader 9 using their installer from: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Unix ...
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Find and install Mint's default packages into new Ubuntu install

So I use Mint a lot, but wish to switch to Ubuntu due to trivial updating Ubuntu offers. Problem with Ubuntu is that a lot of neat packages (Such as right click commands for open in terminal etc) don'...
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aptitude search output

Can someone please explain this situation to me? I do an aptitude search and I get the following output: i package ... p package:i386 ... When I start up synaptic I see package but not package:...
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Why do I see update-like marks in Synaptic Manager (Mint/Xfce) although there is no update available?

I'm in Linux Mint 14, Xfce. In Synaptic Manager I see these marks that seem to indicate an available upgrade, but there isn't any. Update manager finds nothing to upgrade. For other programs ...
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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 do I get Synaptic's detailed description pane back?

The Synaptic package manager's main window used to look similar to this (up to at least version 0.63): Note the three panes. However, in version 0.75, it looks like this: So where did the ...
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How to change Synaptic Package Manager download directory when when I select “download only”?

According to this question, I know that the .deb file located in /var/cache/apt/archives/. But how to change Synaptic download directory? So when we download a package, we can locate it somewhere we ...
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Desactivating touchpad with one keystroke

I would like to desactivate/activate the touchpad of my Dell Lattitue 6430u with Fn+F5. This keystroke doesn't work by default on debian unstable. I know how to do this but it requires two different ...
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Problem with the installation of synaptic from command line [closed]

I can't install Synaptic package manager from command line. When I try to install it, it shows... $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Broken package system in Linux Mint - Firefox looks like the culprit

Synaptic and the likes are giving me this error: You have 1 broken package on your system. I have tried to use the fix broken packages option but Synaptic simply crashes. It seems that Firefox ...
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Mint 12: synaptic package manager error

Yesterday I had the same issue, I solved it by running sudo synaptic But today I don't know what's happening, if I run gksu synaptic or gksudo synaptic they don't do anything. If I go to root and ...
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Unmet acroread dependencies preventing Synaptic install

In Synaptic I am getting the error: acroread: Depends: acroread-l10n-en but it is not going to be installed or acroread-l10n Depends: acroread-debian-files but it is not going to be installed ...
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Can't launch Synaptic due to stale lock [closed]

I'm using PCLinuxOS, last time I tried to launch Synaptic I got warning: cleaning stale lock Illegal instruction Same happens if I try stuff like apt-cache check. Deleting /root/.synaptic/...
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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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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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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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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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Can't fetch R updates

since my version of R is not compatible with a package I need for my work I wanted to update it today but received the following error message when trying to download the updates with synaptic: W: ...
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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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Getting both AMD Catalyst and Touchpad to work on Samsung Laptop(NP730U3E) [closed]

I have a Samsung NP730U3E Laptop, and have huge problems finding a good Linux installation for it. I've tried several distributions, but all have had some major draw back: Ubuntu and UbuntuGnome (...
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Disable changelogs

I'm using Synaptic (and occasionally aptitude via ssh) under Debian. When upgrading packages, there is the extremely annoying behavior of scanning changelogs, which can take a minute or two when ...
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Use Synaptic Package Installer by default

I'm running elementary 0.2 and whenever I open a .deb, it opens in Ubuntu Software Center. Is there any way to make it open in Synaptic instead? I just prefer Synaptic; quicker, easier to use.
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Old software in the Synaptic Package Manager

I'm new to Linux and I like using Mint 17, but I don't understand why the Synaptic Package Manager doesn't have the most recent software. For example Eclipse 4.5 is available, but the manage only has ...
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How to remove metapackage entirely in Debian

Is there any way to remove meta package and all its packages? Subset of metapackage is packages which don't depend on metapackage by all means. That's why if remove one metapackage only the package's ...
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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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Automatically Disable the Touchpad when a USB Mouse is plugged in under Linux with udev [duplicate]

I've looked all over google and trying myself to create this functionallity but to no avail. I am really annoyed by the touchpad on my laptop and I mostly use a USB mouse. I've tried using udev to ...
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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 ...