[TAG] Using Ubuntu 8.04 on Notebook?
Amit k. Saha
amitsaha.in at gmail.com
Mon May 19 20:24:04 MSD 2008
On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Ben Okopnik <ben at linuxgazette.net> wrote:
> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 02:51:36PM +0530, Amit k. Saha wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 (32-bit) beta on my 32-bit notebook and
>> the Ubuntu 8.04(64-bit) on a friend's 64-bit laptop. I am using Acer
>> In both cases, using the touchpad to click (single/double-click) is
>> pretty troublesome and needs a rather "hard" hit on the pad. I have
>> tried setting the mouse preferences similar to the one on Ubuntu 7.04
>> (which I use), but to no avail.
> I had a similar problem a few years ago with an Acer. If you have a
> Synaptics touchpad (which mine did), you need to tweak the sensitivity
> setting in your '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'. A quick Net search comes up with:
> Although I would stick with doing the manual config part of that. That
> way, you'd know what got changed. Oh, and make sure to keep a backup of
> the original file, just in case.
I installed 'gsynaptics' after following the above link. I am trying
to tweak the sensitivity to my liking with it. Let's hope I get there.
Amit Kumar Saha
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