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#1 2013-06-30 11:22:46

yarmash
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Registered: 2012-03-21
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How to configure an ALPS Touchpad in Archlinux?

I'm trying to configure the touchpad for Dell Inspiron 7720 in Archlinux. I've installed xf86-input-synaptics, but the driver is not being loaded:

    $ synclient TouchpadOff=1 
    Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

There's an example config in the wiki for ALPS Touchpads , but it seems outdated. How to make it work?

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#2 2013-06-30 11:31:13

Foucault
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From: Athens, Greece
Registered: 2010-04-06
Posts: 209

Re: How to configure an ALPS Touchpad in Archlinux?

I have a Latitude (also alps) and I managed to make the trackpad work properly with this module and gpointing-device-settings from [community]. synclient works too, if you prefer it. Just install the module, modprobe it (or reboot) and start gpointing-device-settings to configure. You might want to enable the dkms service to recompile the module after kernel updates.

Hope it helps!

Last edited by Foucault (2013-06-30 11:32:08)

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#3 2013-06-30 12:03:01

yarmash
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Registered: 2012-03-21
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Re: How to configure an ALPS Touchpad in Archlinux?

Thanks, Foucault. It worked, didn't even have to modpobe/reboot smile
P.S. in KDE, synaptiks seems to be a working alternative to gpointing-device-settings.

Last edited by yarmash (2013-06-30 12:14:36)

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