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How turn off the Synaptic video tutorial after clicking on the touchpad?

I installed the new Synaptic driver. There is a video tutorial popping up every time I touch it with my finger. I read that I could fix it by deleting this videos from Synaptic workspace, but I ...
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Sometimes, Synaptics Touchpad Tends Cursor to Top-Right Corner

This has been a reoccurring issue for me, pretty much since I've owned this laptop (an ASUS G60JX.) Sometimes, the cursor will stop working properly and instead tend toward the top right of the ...
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How to install experimental packages?

I am running debian squeeze and would like to install the wine experimental package of sid. My Questions: Where do I find the package? Is there a way to include the package into the software ...
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Getting Synaptics trackpad to send actual scroll-wheel events

I have a laptop (a Samsung Series 9) with a Synaptics trackpad, and I have Windows XP on it. One of the nice features of this trackpad is that it allows you to scroll by placing two fingers on the ...
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Which packages are auto-removable in apt/synaptic

What is the definition of "auto removable" and other sections ("manual"?) in Synaptic ? Intuitively it should be list of packages that are not required by other packages but this does not seem to be ...
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Two finger scroll registering as click event with java apps on Macbook 2,1 running Linux

I was using Moneydance, a java-based application and when scrolling through an Income/Expense report with two fingers via the trackpad, many windows popped open. This is the same behavior as double ...
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Cannot change Touchpad settings in openSUSE on HP Pavilion dm4-2015dx

I'm running openSUSE 11.4 on a HP pavilion dm4, with the kernel updated to 3.0.1. I've had many hardware/drivers issues, but I managed to solve them all except for the Touchpad drivers. The Touchpad ...
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Do any of the Synaptics touchpads come close to Apple's? [closed]

I own a 2007 Macbook Pro and am looking to buy a new notebook for school. My first option is a new Macbook Pro, but I am considering a PC because I can get one for about 40% less than the Macbook. I ...
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in windows 7, what is moving my windows automatically when i move my mouse on the edge of the screen?

I have synaptics 15.0.24.0, windows 7, aero snap disabpled. both windows and driver came pre installed in this lenovo, bought on july 2011. when i move a window partially out of the screen, and i ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Behaving Strangely

My touchpad has suddenly become unusable. I can move the cursor with it, but clicking with the left mouse button seems to have little effect. When I drag the cursor over text, it seems to highlight ...
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Ubuntu synaptics touchpad is too sensitive

I recently switched from Windows to Linux (Linux Mint specifically) on my IBM T61 laptop. Since making the switch, my touchpad has been nearly unusable. When I place one finger on the touchpad, ...
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How to solve the problem of broken package list on Kubuntu?

Please I am facing a recent problem with my system. The problem is as follows: 1. I am not able to open the synaptic manager at all. Receiving the error of: E: Encountered a section with no ...
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python 2.6 or 2.7 (scientific packags support) and mint linux which packages to install (-dev, etc.)

Hey, trying to install python 2.6 on Linux Mint 11 "katya" 64 bit. I'm about 6 months hobbyist experience with Python and about an hour and a half with linux mint (had toyed with linux a few years ...
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Making Synaptics Palm Detection Work Under Ubuntu 11.04

I'm currently using a MacBook Pro (5,5) with Ubuntu 11.04. Everything works great except palm detection with the Synaptics driver. If I use the "multitouch" driver, palm detection works great. In the ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu/Debian users from accessing apt-get or downloading from the web, etc?

Is it possible to have a user in Ubuntu/Debian that does not have access to synaptic, apt-get, dpkg and cannot even download anything from the Web, but has root privileges otherwise? Original post ...
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Why does holding the top right corner of my touchpad launch Media Player?

I've noticed that when I have a finger on the top right corner of my touchpad for five seconds, Windows Media Player launches. This is rather annoying and seems like an absurd default behavior, but I ...
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My touchpad is unresponsive; is it dying?

The touchpad on my laptop appears to be no longer functioning. I typically use an external keyboard and mouse, so I didn't notice the problem until I tried to use the touchpad. I'm running Gentoo ...
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Video popping up from out of nowhere with windows media player

I downloaded the latest synaptics driver after reinstalling windows 7 64 bit, and there is a video titled "sysnobuttons" that is used in the driver menu to demonstrate a feature. I tried to delete it ...
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How to make Synaptics touchpad work better on Linux?

I have Debian Squeeze currently installed on a Samsung N250 netbook with a Synaptics touchpad. These touchpads are, generally, good, and everything works perfectly on Windows. The support is ...
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Error removing packages in Ubuntu using Synaptic

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and during my tries to free space I've removed several packages such as: openoffice, all editors, and some more packages such as players and printers drivers that I don't need ...
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Synaptics touchpad scroll doesn't work on many applications

The Synaptics touchpad in my new laptop doesn't scroll at all in a number of applications, including Steam and Zune. I've narrowed the problem down to Synaptics not sending mouse wheel messages, but ...
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Turning off Synaptics 3 finger gestures on Dell laptop

I'm running the following configuration: Dell Studio 1557 Laptop Windows 7 Professional x64 Synaptics Touchpad Software 13.2.2.2 Dell Touchpad "driver" 13.2.2.2 While the Synaptics folder is there ...
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Downgrade 'local' packages in Debian/Ubuntu

I recently unticked the "pre-released updates" option in Software Sources on my Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.1 installation. The Ubuntu wiki states the following regarding this source: The proposed updates ...
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How can I install Thunderbird 2 on a Ubuntu 10.04?

I want to install Thunderbird 2 on my laptop, which now has Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I'd prefer to use the Ubuntu package system if that's possible, but with all the tools included in Ubuntu, only ...
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Middle-click cycles windows in Windows 7

I'm trying to get synthetic middle-click working in Firefox on a new HP G62 running Windows 7. (That is, I want to open a link in a new tab when I simultaneously press both touchpad buttons.) ...
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Enable Synaptics Touchpad in Fedora 13

My Laptop is a Sony VAIO VPCS12C5E. I recently installed Fedora 13 (x64). I have the problem that the Touchpad is not working at all. The following Synaptics driver is installed: ...
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Laptop Synaptics Touchpad No Longer Functional After Windows 7 Upgrade

I have a Toshiba laptop, with an integral Synaptics (PS/2 port) touch pad, that I bought pre-installed with 32-bit Windows Vista. After doing a clean install of 32-bit Windows 7, I can no longer get ...
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Dell D630 - Touchpad does not move the mouse cursor

Windows XP - Dell D630 - Synaptics Touch Pad driver installed. The system tray icon that shows the movement of your finger on the touchpad registeres movement. The scroll feature of the touchpad ...
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can i cancel Ubuntu Update-Manager in progress?

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 and am bothered by the sometimes pretty long update progress. sometimes i wish to abort the update-manager, apt-get or synaptics because i need to go, but i think it might break ...
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Emulate middle mouse click by pressing the two buttons at the same time

I upgraded the driver of my Synaptics Touchpad under XP and I can no longer press the left and right buttons simultaneously to simulate a middle click. How can I turn this back on?
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Package visible in Synaptic but not in aptitude?

I can see libfreeimage3-dev in synaptic and have installed it from there, but what is it that I can't see it from the command line? I tried sudo aptitude update... mike@sleepycat:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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How to configure Synaptics TrackPoint/UltraNav for specific applications?

I have a ThinkPad X61, and I'd like to configure sensitivity of the Synaptics pointing stick scrolling feature on a per-application basis. I did this about 4 years ago on my ThinkPad T41, using a ...
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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest

I would like to use Synaptics "Two-Finger Scrolling" inside a VMware guest. It works as expected on the host but VMware does not seem to support it. The mouse cursor changes to indicate that ...
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Unable to open Synaptic manager, unable to install packages, what can I do?

I have installed the sun java6-jdk package but it's not installed completely. After that it's giving an error when I try to install a new package. In terminal when I write "sudo apt-get install [any ...
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Synaptics Touchpad on Dell Inspiron Stops Responding Sometimes

Sometimes for no reason that I can observe my Synaptics touchpad will stop responding to scroll the scroll function (I swipe my finger down the right side). I then have to reboot to get it back. Does ...
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Kinetic scrolling in Linux and Synaptics

Is there a way to enable kinetic scrolling in Synaptic drivers on Linux? I don't mind compiling "weird" drivers or kernel modules.
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In Ubuntu/Debian, how do I mark a package as non-auto removable?

Suppose I have a package (a Python package in this case) that I install using Synaptic. Because the version of this package is somewhat outdated, I remove it in Synaptic and then install it using ...
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What's the difference between “Mark for Removal” and “Mark for Complete Removal” in Synaptic Package Manager?

When I right click on a package in Synaptic Package Manager it presents selections for removal and complete removal. What are the differences between these options?
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uninstall gnome-do plugins

On ubuntu (actualy, linux mint + xfce) I downloaded gnome-do-plugins package from synaptic, I got two problems with that package: it forced me to download a whole bunch of things I don't really ...