I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad,
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2.
The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file goes as follows:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "touchpad catchall" Driver "synaptics" MatchIsTouchpad "on" Option "TapButton1" "1" Option "MaxSpeed" "4" Option "AccelFactor" "0.0825" Option "ClickPad" "1" Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1" Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1" Option "RBCornerButton" "3"
What is interesting is that some of these settings are obeyed, while others are ignored. It appears that the
AccelFactor is obeyed, yet
VertTwoFingerScroll is certainly ignored. I tweaked the former, restarted, and saw the actual difference under
By the way, I checked this:
And I can confirm I have no
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file, only
I reviewed the Debian-wiki for Synaptics and it may be that something else is overriding these. I can elaborate. Otherwise it could be something else. But I prefer to get the community's feedback before venturing further.
I had Debian-based Linux for 4-6 weeks now and am in the early stages of the learning. My main goal is to tweak this as soon as possible, to get onto another routine for learning besides looking into immediate items.
My constraints are time and ignorance. I prefer few steps over many in any solution, and GUI over CLI, so that I can continue my learning in a different order than that dictated just by problem-fixing. But in this case it seems that a simpler correction of some settings file should do.