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how to disable scrolling when a finger is in the bottom of the touchpad

I like to select text with the touchpad by clicking the Left-Bottom button and dragging with the other finger across the touchpad. The problem is that my client scrolls before selecting text. I want ...
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How to enable tap, two finger tap, and natural scrolling in Guix?

After booting Guix for the first time, I noticed that tapping on touchpad doesn't render any action. Apparently, Guix comes with a default configuration for touchpad allowing me to click on touchpad, ...
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Arch Linux - Elan Touchpad detected and all drivers installed, but not working

I've seen lots of problems similar to this, but none which had the touchpad detected and drivers installed, and still not working. I'm trying to install Arch for the first time on a new laptop, and I ...
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update icon for apt-get in desktop

On our cloud environment, I got Debian and now I would like to install a desktop. Which desktop supports an update icon to notify about updates.
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some APT packages are not showing up in Debian Buster after FGLRX install. how do I fix this?

Hello fellow Debian Users, I recently purchased a Dell Optiplex 790, Installed Debian 10.9 and put an ATI Saphire card in it. Needing drivers to fix screen discoloration upon display size change, I ...
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Debian10 Touchpad in basic mode after halt

I run Debian 10/Gnome on a Lenovo Y2P, so far without problem. In particular uname -a yields: Linux deepthought 4.19.0-13-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.160-2 (2020-11-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux Since I once ran ...
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Synaptic on a VPS unser Debian

I am running Debian GNU/Linux 9.13 (stretch) on a VPS. I have installed Xfce 4.12 and accessing my desktop with VNC. Synaptic was also installed but when I click on it through the menu nothing happens....
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0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded. How can I upgrade that 1 package, or at least know which is?

I have tried many different solutions found around this and other websites, such as sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade sudo apt list --upgradeable sudo apt full-upgrade sudo apt dist-upgrade ...
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How to search for a file from the list of installed files of each package installed in the system

Synaptic has the option to search from different sources (Package name, description, name and description, etc)... But if you have a package installed in your system, Synaptic can show you what files ...
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Touchpad disappeared 2 days after I started using usb mouse

Recently I bought a usb mouse for my laptop. It works fine, but today the inbuilt touchpad of the laptop stopped working. It was working in the morning but a couple hours later I noticed that it wasn'...
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Synaptics touchpad, i2c-hid and hid-rmi

I have a similar question as asked here: how should I interpret this line from syslog: psmouse serio1: synaptics: Your touchpad (PNP: SYN1ef3 SYN1e00 SYN0002 PNP0f13) says it can support a different ...
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Why Was the Quick Find/Filter Removed From Synaptic?

Synaptic used to have a textbox that you could use immediately when the app opened to find exactly the package you want. Now it's been removed, and you can only use the Search (which buries you with ...
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How to run graphical applications as root under wayland

Under the new Wayland display server, several applications requiring root permission fail to run. I actually have an answer (one way of working around the issue). I welcome any better solutions or ...
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IdeaPad 5 Touchpad unresponsive

I have been trying to diagnose my laptops trackpad which is not working. It is detected in xinput: $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Synaptics-Touchpad (xorg-xserver) tap sensitivity too high

I have a Lenovo x1 carbon 7th gen. I just recently installed the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics to fix the disabled click buttons after suspension. Since I have installed the synaptics driver, the tap ...
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Is there a web interface for apt packages without access to a machine running apt?

Note: This is definitely not a duplicate of Is there an online/web interface to search and list apt-get packages and see summaries and recommendations? because this has different constraints. I'm ...
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Cannot install synaptics driver. apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics leads to broken packages

I have just purchased a thinkpad and it has synaptic input device but ubuntu 18.4 does not come with synaptics touchpad driver. I am trying to implement the solution given here but running sudo apt-...
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synaptic do not show packages long description

Since I upgraded my Debian version to Buster I am not able to see the long description of the packages in synaptic wich affect the way I search for them. I thing is maybe a configuration issue but ...
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sudo apt-get update errors: how do I clean up my MariaDB installation?

Linux Mint 18.3 (based on Ubuntu Xenial). I have looked at the other questions here, but I still don't know where to start about cleaning up my package lists and specifically MariaDB. Any links to ...
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Are there any rules of thumb about installing and upgrading applications?

OS: Linux Mint 18.3 I'd describe myself as a low intermediate Linux user. I just spent about 4 hours working out how to upgrade my version of NodeJS. In the end I had to tweak a build script that ...
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Extra Junk at the end of [99synaptic] file

When I try to launch synaptic I get this error: E: Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99synaptic:1: Extra junk at end of file" I found out that semicolons could be missed in that file, but when try to ...
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T440S Touchpad disabled at each reboot. I found that manually reloading the synaptics driver fixes it. How do I make the change permanent in Kubuntu?

After every reboot, I need to run sudo rmmod psmouse and sudo modprobe -v psmouse to re-enable the touchpad. Otherwise, double finger scrolling doesn't work and only a few areas of the pad work, much ...
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Installing a .deb package locally

On a Debian system how can I extract and install a .deb package located in one folder and its dependencies located in a "pool" of other folders, using apt, dpkg and Synaptic respectively? Edit: I ...
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Git package breaks bash-completion?

I am about to try and install the git package. In Synaptic, in the dependencies tab, it writes: Breaks: bash-completion (<1:1.9-1) Breaks: bash-completion [italicized] I have the latest version ...
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How to avoid password prompt when starting Synaptic?

Whenever I start the Synaptic package manager, it asks for a password. How do I make it skip that dialog? I'm using Debian 9.8.
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disable scroll by 3 and 4 fingers on synaptics touchpad

I am fine with scrolling with 2 fingers. I have already disbaled edge scrolling by 1 finger. I want to disable click and scrolling by 3 and 4 fingers on my synaptics touchpad. System details: ...
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Detecting downloaded (and not installed) packages with Synaptic / apt / dpkg?

Is there any way to detect downloaded (in cache) and not installed packages using Synaptic, apt or dpkg? Do I have to create a specific filter for that? If so how do I do that? Where could I learn ...
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Debian 9: synaptic package manager won't launch from command line

Every time I enter this line: sudo pkexec synaptic The synaptic package manager opens, but always followed by this error message: E: Could not open file - open (2: No such file or directory) E: ...
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Where does Synaptic (Debian) stores the installed packages list?

I have to reinstall my system (Debian Linux), and need to install the same packages I previously installed with Synaptic. Synaptic has menu options to save and reload a file which contains a list ...
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Gparted and Synaptic ask for root password instead of mine

I've just installed Synaptic and Gparted on my Raspbian Lite. However I can't use them when launching from the desktop. They ask me for the root password which... there isn't. I have no problem ...
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Mousepad not working in Lenovo Thinkpad

I have had a strange problem here - the integrated synaptic mouse/the rubber mouse does not work in Linux. The integrated mouse/mousepad only works as long Windows has activated them firstly. I can ...
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How to save settings for Synaptic (Graphical package manager)?

I have dotfiles where I store the settings from all the programs that I use. I mean files with the extension .conf, .cfg, .rc and etc. But I cannot find a place where the Synaptic keeps its settings. ...
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What layer of the OS/drivers/X/Wayland might cause touchpad problems in both synaptic and libinput?

I am wondering, what layer of the stack might be causing issues in my touchpad if both the synaptic driver and the libinput driver show the same issue? I would be using my trackpad and intermittently ...
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Dependency problems Linux Debian undetectable broken packages

I am just trying to do an upgrade (sudo apt upgrade), but it fails with error E: Broken Packages. Doing dpkg -l | grep broken and dpkg -l | grep held returned nothing. My sources.list looks as follows:...
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Synaptic: How to completely remove dependant packages by default?

I want to sort out some preinstalled programs, but when a package depends on the package I want to remove, it only gets marked for removal, not complete removal, so I have to mark all of them for ...
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Installed package not showing in menu

LINUX MINT 18.3 I have just installed Fgallery through software center of Linux Mint. But the app doesn't show in the menu.
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Synaptic on CentOS

There is quite useful program for managing packages in Debian-based operating systems. It is called Synaptic. Is there same program on Red Hat-based systems, such as CentOS?
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touchpad not working on Kali Linux 2 Rolling

I am simply trying to enable tapping on my touchpad. When I move my finger over the pad, the cursor moves, but tapping does nothing. First I opened this question because I was trying to permanently ...
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Touchpad right click broken Dell XPS 13 9343 libinput Debian Buster

Right click has stopped working on the touchpad of my Dell XPS 13 (2015) 9343 for a few weeks now on Debian Testing (Buster). As in Wayland the libinput configuration is done through the UI (in my ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 Synaptic - Opera - Could not resolve host

Using Linux Mint 18.3 on Dell XPS 15 laptop. My update manager is having some issues, I am having difficult time troubleshooting it. It complains that: Failed to fetch https://deb.opera.com/opera-...
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unresolved dependencies (held back packages) seemingly unfixable

I was having some problems with LibreOffice Draw, and since I couldn't find a solution for it I decided to uninstall and do a clean install. If I recall correctly This is what I've used: sudo apt-get ...
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Synaptic won't list programs that apt-get will install...?

For Linux Mint 18.3 MATE 32-bit. I thought that the GUI Synaptic Package Manager and the apt-get command line were working with the same databases of available packages. But this doesn't always seem ...
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How to have a stable Debian Linux with a single testing program?

Is it possible to have a stable Debian system, with the option to install single programs from testing/unstable with the distribution package manager? In particular, I would need to always have the ...
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Root login doesn't work with Synaptic and Apper

I have an odd problem. I have tried to use Synaptic so I can install a package. The system asks for the root password but won't accept it. I can start a terminal window and start su with the root ...
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dpkg not working properly

It all started after installing xemacs21 on my Ubuntu machine. Here are some of the outputs probably needed for troubleshooting. Let me know if I should add more. After trying sudo apt-get -f ...
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Synaptic Package Manager File Settings

What do the file settings in Synaptic Package Manager delete? As in what are temp and history files for? Do you need them for anything at all?
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Removing 1 package wants to remove system packages Apt

I'm trying to remove a specific package on Linux but removing this one package wants to remove a bunch of system critical packages. I don't want it to remove all these system packages when I only want ...
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Debian stretch package system breaks when non-free added

Clean install of SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u2 (2017-06-26) x86_64 GNU/Linux on an HP G62-144DX with 4G of memory, 500G HD and Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz × 4 Everything working fine. I had ...
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Synaptic was not showing packages such as "git" so I uninstalled it: how to install it again? [Debian 9.0]

I couldn't find packages such as "git" with Synaptic's search anymore (it used to work earlier) so I tried to reinstall it as described here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/496827/well-known-packages-...
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn't open in Awesome WM

I am using the awesome window manager running Debian 8. I am unable to open up the synaptic package manager when i go to the menubar using right click on the desktop > Debian>Applications>System>...
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