Ubuntu 7.04/Issues/Changing mousepad settings

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For some users, the default touch pad settings can be too sensitive. To adjust these settings, a utility called "gsynaptics" can be used. Complete the following steps to install and enable this utility:
For some users, the default touch pad settings can be too sensitive. To adjust these settings, a utility called "gsynaptics" can be used. Complete the following steps to install and enable this utility:
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# From the "Application" menu, select Accessories -> Terminal
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* From the "Application" menu, select Accessories -> Terminal
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# On the command line at the terminal, type the following:  
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* On the command line at the terminal, type the following:  
  sudo apt-get install gsynaptics
  sudo apt-get install gsynaptics
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# On the command line at the terminal, type the following:  
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* On the command line at the terminal, type the following:  
  sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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# Scan down through the open file and find the following line:
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* Scan down through the open file and find the following line:
     Identifier    "Synaptics Touchpad"
     Identifier    "Synaptics Touchpad"
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# Insert a new line under that line, and type the following:
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* Insert a new line under that line, and type the following:
     Option        "SHMConfig"  "on"
     Option        "SHMConfig"  "on"
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# Save the file and exit
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* Save the file and exit
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#. From the System -> Preferences menu, select "Touchpad" and adjust the settings
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* From the System -> Preferences menu, select "Touchpad" and adjust the settings

Revision as of 21:10, 11 September 2007

For some users, the default touch pad settings can be too sensitive. To adjust these settings, a utility called "gsynaptics" can be used. Complete the following steps to install and enable this utility:

  • From the "Application" menu, select Accessories -> Terminal
  • On the command line at the terminal, type the following:
sudo apt-get install gsynaptics
  • On the command line at the terminal, type the following:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • Scan down through the open file and find the following line:
   Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad"
  • Insert a new line under that line, and type the following:
   Option        "SHMConfig"   "on"
  • Save the file and exit
  • From the System -> Preferences menu, select "Touchpad" and adjust the settings
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