Is it possible to configure Ubuntu 9.10 to use two-finger scrolling on a Samsung NC10 netbook? I tried to configure it, but I had no success.
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Most of the snippets online fail to explain the how and only state the why. Here's what you need to know about the synaptics driver:
In particular, the command
You're interested in the z (pressure), f (number of fingers), and w (width of touch zone) columns.
Play with the touchpad a bit to figure out how (if at all) it represents multiple fingers. In my case, I get higher than usual W values (>7 for multiple fingers).
Now, luckily, the synaptics devs are smart people and have included the directives
Adding one of these to the hal policy, however, will not fix things. The GNOME devs, in their infinite wisdom, decided that gnome-settings-daemon should rewrite all touchpad settings. Therefore, I resorted to having a script full of
Below is part of my script to help you start. Save it anywhere, add +x to the permissions and add it to your session. You might have to rerun it after a suspend or hibernate.
In conclusion, learn
I found this article on how to do it in Ubuntu 10.04!