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
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.
Hi Fastuous,don't worry, everyone starts as a newbie and learns with time. The problem with the patch is that the original patch I've in my PC contains tabs, that were converted into spaces when I pasted it in the message. Hence the different md5sum and the abortive makepkg, that should have been caused by a failure to apply the patch. My bad, I didn't notice the tabs.