My touchpad working, horeee(but not 100%)

Finally, my touchpad working properly on dell inspiron 4000 power with xubuntu. Before the touchpad always hang and i have to enter command

rmmod psmouse

modprobe psmouse

Now I don’t have to do it again, I already fix the problem, thanks to internet 🙂

this is howto

1. Download the latest synaptic driver from here

2. make sure you already get the package for xserver-xorg-dev

3. follow the steps on synaptics_driver

run this command to know what touchpad do you have

cat /proc/bus/input/devices

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=0000
N: Name=”SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad”
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input2
H: Handlers=mouse0 event2 ts0
B: EV=b
B: KEY=6420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=11000003

and this is my xorg.conf

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “Synaptics Mouse”
Driver “synaptics”
Option “Device” “/dev/psaux”
Option “Protocol” “event”
Option “LeftEdge” “1700”
Option “RightEdge” “5300”
Option “TopEdge” “1700”
Option “BottomEdge” “4200”
Option “FingerLow” “25”
Option “FingerHigh” “30”
Option “MaxTapTime” “180”
Option “MaxTapMove” “220”
Option “VertScrollDelta” “100”
Option “MinSpeed” “0.09”
Option “MaxSpeed” “0.18”
Option “AccelFactor” “0.0015”
Option “SHMConfig” “on”
# Option “Repeater” “/dev/ps2mouse”
EndSection

If you notice that on the option “Protocol” I change to “event”
and on the server layout section

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier “Default Layout”
Screen “Default Screen”
InputDevice “Generic Keyboard”
InputDevice “Configured Mouse”
InputDevice “stylus” “SendCoreEvents”
InputDevice “cursor” “SendCoreEvents”
InputDevice “eraser” “SendCoreEvents”
InputDevice “Synaptics Mouse” “AlwaysPointer”
EndSection

After you finish this, save and reboot your computer. you should have your touchpad working

ps: after a few times watching dmesg, I still notice that the problem still exist and indeed it’s happen again

ps: I upgrade to edgy, I hope this will fix the problem 🙂

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