Porteus: Enabling right-click on Laptops [solved]

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Porteus: Enabling right-click on Laptops [solved]

Post#1 by igreka » 05 Oct 2014, 22:27

Hey everyone,

I am learning Linux in depth. As a complete noob, I was instructed to switch to a Debian-based or Fedora to continue my learning but I like Porteus, know nothing of Slackware, but am dedicated to learning.

I found it difficult to get started since I have not found a good tutorial for newbies. For instance, in a terminal, I just cannot seem to make "shutdown", "halt" or such command work.

Also, the right-click on the mouse does not bring up sub-menu. Where can I find or how to right a driver that would support 2-finger scrolling and such things?
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Post#2 by francois » 05 Oct 2014, 23:20

Welcome to porteus igreka. :)

In terminal try instead poweroff and reboot.

Depending on you what you want to do you can have a look at my favorite links. Should be good for a newbie:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=3318

There is also the porteus faq:
http://www.porteus.org/faq.html
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Post#5 by brokenman » 08 Oct 2014, 00:58

Welcome igeka,

Firstly if you are wanting to learn the roots of linux I would certainly recommend Porteus/Slackware. If you learn via this distro you learn how to do things manually and then learning any other distro becomes much easier.

Secondly when in a terminal you may need to elevate your rights in order to run some of the above commands. To do this type: su followed by the default password: toor

Once you have the red root terminal you can issue these shutdown/reboot commands. The shutdown/logout buttons in the desktop environment use a different method to shutdown.

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Post#6 by igreka » 12 Oct 2014, 18:56

Thanks everyone for your replies and sorry for the delay. I am a Sunday Porteus explorer :)

I am :wall: for forgetting that some critical commands like halt and shutdown require super user privileges.

My second question would be to know how to bring up right-click menu when the mouse right-click is not functioning? I am using the LX desktop.

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Re: First steps with Porteus

Post#7 by donald » 12 Oct 2014, 21:33

I'm not quite sure what you mean,but in most applications you can press
Shift + F10 to achieve this ‘right-click‘ effect.

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Post#8 by cttan » 13 Oct 2014, 14:48

Hi igreka,

I'm assuming you are using a laptop. As I have experience with my Lenovo laptop, I need to change the 50-synaptics.conf to enable right-click menu by tapping the touchpad using 2 fingers at the same time.

Change your /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf to this:-

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# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - IT WILL BE OVERWRITTEN ON UPGRADES
# Copy this file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and edit the copy
#
# Use "synclient -l" to see all available options
# Use "man synaptics" for details about what the options do
#
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "3"
EndSection
and then restart X. You can do that by
1. Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Bksp
2. Login as guest. Password is guest

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Post#9 by brokenman » 13 Oct 2014, 15:54

If it is a laptop then this may help. This is a script that I run to allow 'two finger right click' and also right click by tapping the top right corner of the pad.

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# Right click top right corner
synclient TapButton3=3 RTCornerButton=3
synclient FingerHigh=42

# Two finger tap right click
synclient TapButton2=3
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