Pavilion dv6-3225dx under F14 -- mouse problems

gary artim gartim at
Thu Oct 6 14:39:47 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Paul Allen Newell <pnewell at> wrote:
> On 10/5/2011 2:43 PM, gary artim wrote:
>> I've tried various drivers and distros -- had a driver working under
>> gentoo (xf86-input-synaptics-1.3.0). I thinks the clickpad is a
>> complicated device that has not been fully reverse engineered. SuSe
>> has it working to an extent. I had an envy which i sold because of it.
> Gary:
> Thanks for the reply.
> I ran a test with Ubuntu and had the same problem. Followed the "How to
> get both T520 trackpoint and touchpad working in F15" while digging
> around on the web and found enough information that I think I understand
> one needs to try something in an xorg.conf.d *.conf file. I worked out
> what seemed to be the best info I could get online ... and then got
> wiped out by a case of bronchitis and decided it was the wrong time to
> try it.
> If anyone expresses an interest, I'll post what I was going to try for
> feedback/corrections once I've rejoined the human race. The touchpad is
> "Synaptics PS/2 Port Touchpad v7.4".
> For what it is worth, I have a niece who is really hoping I can't solve
> the problem and have to give up on that computer (smile).
> Paul
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have a clickpad I can play with at work and tried out the beta of SuSe
and FC16. both have better support but the right click  and center
click for does not work -- tools i need. you can set tapping to 2 or 3
fingers to get the right and center options, but who would use this --
12 year olds?! a simple left/right/center and move the mouse when you
move your finger would be a delight. This all made it clear to me that
choosing a laptop for linux should still be researched, maybe bring a
pendrive with linux on it to test before buying. hope you feel better.

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