Monday, February 27, 2012

Configure Touchpad on Aspire 7738G ubuntu 12.04

edit /etc/default/grub.conf and change line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nomux"

run update-grub and restart

install the alps driver for ubuntu

configure /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if nonexistant Create it)

Section "InputClass"
   Identifier "enable synaptics SHMConfig"
   MatchIsTouchpad "on"
   MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
   Option "SHMConfig" "on"

configure the psmouse module to treat the touchpad as a mouse with scrool

echo "options psmouse proto=imps"|sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf
sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse

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