Touchpad - Configure it!

Feisty Fawn lacks the ability to personalize the Synaptics Touchpad. Here are a few tips. These can be also applied to other distros.

Backup xorg.conf
  • First of all, backup your xorg.conf
$ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup

Enable/Disable Touchpad
  • Edit you xorg.conf
$ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • find «Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"» and change it to: ("SHMConfig" "true")
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
  • Disable: (go to terminal and type:)
$ synclient TouchpadOff=1
  • Enable:
$ synclient TouchpadOff=0

Disable Touchpad while typing
It's annoying when a person is typing and touch accidentally in the touchpad. This tip disables the touchpad for 'x' seconds when you press a key. It needs the configuration(xorg.conf) carried through in the previous tip to work.
  • Go to terminal and type: (disables touchpad for 1 second)
$ syndaemon -i 1 -d

visit syndaemon page for more info

Gsynaptics allows to configure your Touchpad. It enables/disables touchpad/tapping and configure scroll movements.
(click on screenshot to enlarge)
  • Install:
$ sudo apt-get install gsynaptics
  • Run at terminal:
$ gsynaptics
  • Or go to System » Preferences » Touchpad

Note: for KDE » ksynaptics

Add these tips to startup
If you like some of these tips, and you pretend to use it every time, just add it to start up.
  • Go to System » Preferences » Sessions:
Click New,
Name: 1sec touchpad
Code: syndaemon -i 1 -d

repeat procedure to any desire program..


Games 4 Linux

Here i will post some cool games for Linux.
Note: this topic will be updated with more games.

  • Pang Zero

pangzero.deb | official page

i will update this post soon ;)


Compiz + Beryl = Compiz Fusion (repository)

Note: Fusion is a new project merging Compiz with Beryl.

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To install:

  1. First remove compiz and beryl.
$ sudo apt-get remove beryl*
$ sudo apt-get remove compiz*

  1. Open Terminal and edit sources.list:
$ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
  1. Add to file:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb feisty eyecandy
  1. Save and get back to Terminal and type:
$ wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb/DD800CD9.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install compiz-#gnome or kde
$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-backend*
$ sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-*
  1. Remove the existing directories
$ rm -fR ~/.beryl*
$ rm -fR ~/.emerald*
$ rm -fR ~/.compiz*
  1. Run Compiz
$ compiz --replace

Post update: 16.00 - 2007Jun25

Add Compiz Fusion to startup:
  1. Go to System » Preferences » Sessions and add:
compiz --replace

Edit: 22.00 - 2007Jun25


TLS problems

TLS does not seem to work and I have tcl/tk 8.5. How can I fix it ?
  • Open Terminal and type:
$ sudo gedit /usr/lib/tls1.50/pkgIndex.tcl
  • and change the line :
"package ifneeded tls 1.5"
  • to
"package ifneeded tls 1.50"


A Better Looking Firefox

  • Open the Terminal and type:
$ wget http://users.tkk.fi/~otsaloma/art/firefox-form-widgets.tar.gz

$ tar -xvzf firefox-form-widgets.tar.gz

$ sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res/forms.css /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res/forms.css.bak

$ cat firefox-form-widgets/res/forms-extra.css | sudo tee --append /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res/forms.css > /dev/null

$ sudo cp -r firefox-form-widgets/res/form-widgets /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/res

$ rm -rf firefox-form-widgets
  • Reboot Firefox if open..


Fedora 7 is out

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The Fedora Project is out front for you, leading the advancement of free, open software and content.

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