Fedora 9 and Touchpads

A rpm for the touchpad has been created and thus makes the job much simpler. If you do not like editing the xorg file and getting your hands dirty download the rpm from here. Follow these steps in a terminal if you are lazy even to download:

For x86 systems:

rpm -Uvh --force http://dl.atrpms.net/all/synaptics-0.14.6-8.fc9.i386.rpm

For x86 64 bit systems

rpm -Uvh --force http://dl.atrpms.net/all/synaptics-0.14.6-8.fc9.x86_64.rpm

For ppc systems

rpm -Uvh --force http://dl.atrpms.net/all/synaptics-0.14.6-8.fc9.ppc.rpm

Logout and login. You’ll have your touchpad working fine.

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My impatience caused me to install the live version of fedora and then again with the DVD version. It is brilliant. But nothing is perfect, the touchpad did not seem to work. With quite some research I finally fixed it. For those who do not want to run around, read on.

Well first I edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Added the following to the ServerLayout Section

InputDevice "TouchPad" "CorePointer"

I added a new section:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver      "synaptics"
Identifier  "TouchPad"
Option      "SendCoreEvents"
Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option      "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"

And that’s it, I logged out and logged in… smooth as usual.

For those who’d want to know where I reffered:


Fedora simply beautiful as usual.

If you want some more features like scroll with two fingers read:

Tweak the touchpad on your laptop

Fedora 9 and Touchpads

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