I'm a long time Linux user but very new Arch Linux user, been using it for a few hours now. I'm having problems with my touchpad on my laptop. I have gsynaptics and synaptics installed. When I try use syncliet I get
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
And when I try run gsynaptics
GSynaptics couldn't initialize. You have to set 'SHMConfig' 'true' in xorg.conf or XF86Config to use GSynaptics
I have no xorg.conf file and am unsure where to find XF85Config.
Apprechiate any help offered.
do a search for synaptics on the arch wiki, and especially check the "Configuration_on_the_fly" paragraph on the page you find.
Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2012-11-14 22:33:58)
Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them
Thanks, I've tried adding both true and 1 as options to that file with no sucess. Looking at
xinput -list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ USB Optical Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ USB 2.0 PC Cam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
I'm not even sure that Arch is even seeing the touchpad to try use it. Optical mouse is the USB mouse I have plugged in to actually be able to use the computer..
If using gpointing-device-settings, with the USB mouse plugged in it just shows that, if I remove that USB mouse, the following happens.
$gpointing-device-settings Segmentation fault
Last edited by UtterNewbie (2012-11-15 08:43:41)