As I understand it, the patch simply comments out a few lines. The synaptics driver itself is working as intended but the patch makes it compatible with touchegg. Heres a link to the relevant forum post
on 10/31/2012 – Made popular on 10/31/2012
When I use touchpad with synaptics driver all diagonal moves of mouse cursor have stairs-like pattern. It's worth noting that the size of the stairs depends on the pressure I move my finger with. If I press really hard the stairs become very smooth and almost invisible.
I've tried all parameters of synaptics driver related to pressure to no avail.
I'm trying to get synaptics working on my slackware 14.1, where I have compiled 3.14.5 kernel from source, and getting the above error. I've looked at previous threads before with the same issue, with most people recommending to look at the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. However, when I look inside my xorg.conf.d/ folder, it is completely empty.
This is my first post on the archlinux fora, so I'm not really sure of how unique my problem should be to merit a separate post.I recently installed arch on a new HP Envy 17. It uses an HP ImagePad with support of up to 5-touch gestures. Unfortunately, while the typical synaptics driver works fine for 1-finger tap/drag, 2-finger tap/drag, and 3-finger tap, it fails to recognize an
I keep getting an error message whenever I try to update or install a package that the above tar.gz file is missing. I'm assuming the only way to end my misery is by finding the tar.gz. I searched my entire computer for it, but it's not there. Here's the error message I keep receiving:
I wonder if it is possible to use a fallback driver for a synaptics touchpad instead of the synaptics driver. I have a weird problem with my touchpad (Acer TravelMate 6292), and I want to check this option out.
Under Windows (XP, Vista, 7)the generic driver works, while the synaptics driver freezes the system. I would like to try out whether the same holds under linux.
I have windows 8.1 pro, and I had Synaptics v16[something], so I noticed on the Synaptics website that they had a new v17. So I went to uninstall my current driver, I did this successfully, I restarted my system, then I downloaded the new v17 and tried to install it, it said it failed.
To whom it may concern: A few days ago I switched from using osx to arch on my beloved macbook pro 8,1.I absolutely love arch, but I really missed all those fancy multi touch gestures I was used to from osx.What were my options? The wiki suggested using the xf86-input-mtrack driver which translates the commongestures to mouse buttons.