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#1 2012-10-04 21:56:02

flyfische
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Macbook 4,1 Touchpad

I have arch installed on my old macbook(late 2008).  I'm having some trouble getting the trackpad set up correctly and was wondering if anyone else with this laptop got theirs set up right?  If I let it use default settings, I need to use the whole pad of my finger to move the mouse.  I changed FingerLow, FingerHigh, and FingerPress to get it so that I don't have to, but the mouse randomly drifts and is hard to control.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Edit:  I'm using xf86-input-synaptics

Last edited by flyfische (2012-10-04 21:59:14)

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#2 2012-10-05 22:54:29

mojojojo
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Re: Macbook 4,1 Touchpad

Could you post your xorg.conf and other related X config files in xorg.conf.d (i.e., 10-synaptics.conf, 10-multitouch.conf)?  I have a Macbook Pro 4,1 so hopefully I can help out.  You might also want to check out Ubuntu's wiki for Macs: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MactelSupportTe … yHelpPages.  You can get info from their like helping to configure X or in this case synaptics.  They go by specific models as well.

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#3 2012-10-06 01:34:44

flyfische
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Re: Macbook 4,1 Touchpad

I'm not using an xorg.conf, but here's my 10-synaptics.conf

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "2"
        Option "TapButton3" "3"
	Option "PalmDetect" "on"
       Option "VertEdgeScroll" "off"
       Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "off"
       Option "CornerCoasting" "off"
       Option "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "off"
       Option "AreaLeftEdge" "10"
       Option "AreaRightEdge" "1270"
	Option "SHMConfig" "on"
	Option "PressureMotionMinZ" "10"
	Option "PressureMotionMaxZ" "175"
	Option "PressureMotionMinFactor" "1"
	Option "PressureMotionMaxFactor" "1"
	Option "FingerLow" "1"
	Option "FingerHigh" "10"
	Option "FingerPress" "25"
  	Option	 "MinSpeed"  "3.11897"
   	Option	 "MaxSpeed"   "0.374603"
	Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
EndSection

I'll take a look at the ubuntu wiki now.  Thank you.

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#4 2012-10-06 02:38:54

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Re: Macbook 4,1 Touchpad

Maybe it would be better to list the output of

$ synclient -l

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#5 2012-10-06 15:09:13

flyfische
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Re: Macbook 4,1 Touchpad

here ya go: http://pastebin.com/4zMnujaw

thanks

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#6 2012-10-06 15:48:29

WonderWoofy
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Re: Macbook 4,1 Touchpad

Here is mine:

> synclient -l
Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 1768
    RightEdge               = 5406
    TopEdge                 = 1648
    BottomEdge              = 4598
    FingerLow               = 25
    FingerHigh              = 30
    FingerPress             = 256
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 239
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    FastTaps                = 0
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 0
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 282
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta         = 108
    HorizScrollDelta        = 108
    VertEdgeScroll          = 0
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 0
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 1
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor             = 0.0367309
    TrackstickSpeed         = 40
    EdgeMotionMinZ          = 30
    EdgeMotionMaxZ          = 160
    EdgeMotionMinSpeed      = 1
    EdgeMotionMaxSpeed      = 435
    EdgeMotionUseAlways     = 0
    TouchpadOff             = 0
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 0
    TapButton2              = 0
    TapButton3              = 0
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 3
    ClickFinger3            = 2
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    CircularPad             = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 200
    CoastingSpeed           = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 30
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 160
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 1
    TapAndDragGesture       = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge           = 0
    AreaTopEdge             = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis         = 8
    VertHysteresis          = 8
    ClickPad                = 1
    RightButtonAreaLeft     = 3587
    RightButtonAreaRight    = 0
    RightButtonAreaTop      = 4220
    RightButtonAreaBottom   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaLeft    = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaRight   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaTop     = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaBottom  = 0

Edit: BTW, for something like this that isn't that long, but too long to put into a thread plain, you can just use code blocks.  Follow the "BBCode" link below for more info.

Last edited by WonderWoofy (2012-10-06 15:50:04)

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#7 2012-10-06 16:13:27

flyfische
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Re: Macbook 4,1 Touchpad

WonderWoofy wrote:

Here is mine:

> synclient -l
Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 1768
    RightEdge               = 5406
    TopEdge                 = 1648
    BottomEdge              = 4598
    FingerLow               = 25
    FingerHigh              = 30
    FingerPress             = 256
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 239
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    FastTaps                = 0
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 0
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 282
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta         = 108
    HorizScrollDelta        = 108
    VertEdgeScroll          = 0
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 0
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 1
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor             = 0.0367309
    TrackstickSpeed         = 40
    EdgeMotionMinZ          = 30
    EdgeMotionMaxZ          = 160
    EdgeMotionMinSpeed      = 1
    EdgeMotionMaxSpeed      = 435
    EdgeMotionUseAlways     = 0
    TouchpadOff             = 0
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 0
    TapButton2              = 0
    TapButton3              = 0
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 3
    ClickFinger3            = 2
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    CircularPad             = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 200
    CoastingSpeed           = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 30
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 160
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 1
    TapAndDragGesture       = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge           = 0
    AreaTopEdge             = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis         = 8
    VertHysteresis          = 8
    ClickPad                = 1
    RightButtonAreaLeft     = 3587
    RightButtonAreaRight    = 0
    RightButtonAreaTop      = 4220
    RightButtonAreaBottom   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaLeft    = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaRight   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaTop     = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaBottom  = 0

Edit: BTW, for something like this that isn't that long, but too long to put into a thread plain, you can just use code blocks.  Follow the "BBCode" link below for more info.

Thanks.  I posted it from a pastebin because I did "synclient -l | pastebinit".

If it's convenient for you, would you mine posting the config file you use?  I know its the same but it'd be easier to try all at once.

Edit: for the record, this is not a macbook pro.  It's a white macbook (poly-carbonate)

Edit2: nevermind.  Thanks for that info! It makes a huge difference.

Last edited by flyfische (2012-10-06 18:56:32)

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