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Post#16 by Ed_P » 27 Nov 2017, 00:29

There is a synaptic module in USM but I've never used it.
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Post#17 by Jack » 27 Nov 2017, 01:13

Now it said I need libgtk-1.2.so.0 not found I did a search with no luck.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#18 by Jack » 27 Nov 2017, 06:33

Ed_P wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 22:05
Jack wrote:
26 Nov 2017, 19:46
Now I have a new problem my touchpad dose not work. Can that be fixed?
Probably. Try running a script like this one:

touchpad.sh

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#!/bin/sh
# To auto run at startup 1. Make a desktop file to execute this script.  2. Add file to /etc/xdg/autostart.

if [ ! -z "$1" ]; then
  synclient -l | grep -i Palm
  echo
  synclient -l | grep -i Edge 
  echo
  synclient -l | grep -i RightButtonArea
  echo
  synclient -l | grep -i Tap
  exit
fi

# https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=1955
# https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=5096&p=37761#p37761
synclient PalmDetect=1 PalmMinWidth=4
synclient MinSpeed=.2

# Acer 722
synclient LeftEdge=30   RightEdge=1385 TopEdge=0    BottomEdge=600

# Acer Aspire One
#synclient  LeftEdge=0   RightEdge=1408 TopEdge=0    BottomEdge=640

synclient MaxDoubleTapTime=180 
Before running the script run a synclient -l command and save the output. This will show you all the current touchpad settings for your system.
Then run the script with an argument, something like:
sh touchpad.sh x
and note the values for the key parameters. Then run the script without an argument, this will change the key values of some of the touchpad settings. Then test your touchpad.

If not perfect tweak the settings in the script to fit your netbook. The ones in the script are for an Acer 722 model.
I try this synclient -l and it work. Here is the output.

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guest@porteus:~$ synclient -l
Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 153
    RightEdge               = 870
    TopEdge                 = 115
    BottomEdge              = 652
    FingerLow               = 12
    FingerHigh              = 15
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 56
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 100
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 75
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 141
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta         = 25
    HorizScrollDelta        = 25
    VertEdgeScroll          = 1
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 0
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 0
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor             = 0.156495
    TouchpadOff             = 0
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 3
    TapButton3              = 2
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 3
    ClickFinger3            = 2
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    CircularPad             = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 100
    CoastingSpeed           = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 15
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 80
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 0
    TapAndDragGesture       = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge           = 0
    AreaTopEdge             = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis         = 6
    VertHysteresis          = 6
    ClickPad                = 0
guest@porteus:~$ 
So that mean to me that my Acer dose not have the same driver or module to make it work.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#19 by Ed_P » 27 Nov 2017, 07:09

Jack wrote:
27 Nov 2017, 06:33
I try this synclient -l and it work. Here is the output.

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guest@porteus:~$ synclient -l
Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 153
    RightEdge               = 870
    TopEdge                 = 115
    BottomEdge              = 652
    FingerLow               = 12
    FingerHigh              = 15
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 56
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 100
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 75
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 141
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta         = 25
    HorizScrollDelta        = 25
    VertEdgeScroll          = 1
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 0
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 0
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor             = 0.156495
    TouchpadOff             = 0
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 3
    TapButton3              = 2
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 3
    ClickFinger3            = 2
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    CircularPad             = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 100
    CoastingSpeed           = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 15
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 80
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 0
    TapAndDragGesture       = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge           = 0
    AreaTopEdge             = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis         = 6
    VertHysteresis          = 6
    ClickPad                = 0
guest@porteus:~$ 
So that mean to me that my Acer dose not have the same driver or module to make it work.
If synclient worked for you why do you think Acer doesn't have the same driver to make it work?? :%) What driver is the Acer using for the touchpad?
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Post#20 by Jack » 27 Nov 2017, 07:24

In my last message the print out was for my Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop. When I ran that command on the Acre E15 it didn't work so that means they are not the same type touchpad. The kernel dose not have what it needs for the Acer touchpad to work or what ever it needs.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#21 by brokenman » 28 Nov 2017, 00:41

Yeah sorry Rava, I completely misread the OP. I read that he had a problem with the Dell inspiron 1525.
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