Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Touch pad scroll not working on knoppix 7.05

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    127

    Touch pad scroll not working on knoppix 7.05

    Acer Aspire laptop 7741Z-4643 I've just created a new USB boot disk with knoppix 7.05 and the touchpad vertical scroll is either not working or it is very unreliable. On my 7.03 USB boot drive that I still have, the touchpad scroll still works fine when I boot with this drive My suspicion is that, I think there is a table that defines the touch pad location for scroll that is out of whack on 7.05 Stranglely, rarely on 7.05, the scroll, once in a great while the scroll, will work once and rotate the desktop, but can't seem to do it again. Anyone else have the same issue with the laptop touchpad scroll? Ideas? Oddly, in all previous versions of knoppix that I've tried, the touchpad vertical scroll has always worked, before 7.05 and it has not worked with with ubuntu. = = = = Just descovered that executing this command from the terminal window, solves the probelm in 7.0.5 synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 How would I do this automatically?
    Last edited by Denver Dave; 01-16-2013 at 06:30 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    127
    Sorry about the run together paragraphs in the previous post, just figured out I needed to turn the noscript off for this page after I lost the ability to edit the post.

    = = = = =

    Acer Aspire laptop 7741Z-4643 I've just created a new USB boot disk with knoppix 7.05 and the touchpad vertical scroll is either not working or it is very unreliable. On my 7.03 USB boot drive that I still have, the touchpad scroll still works fine when I boot with this drive

    My suspicion is that, I think there is a table that defines the touch pad location for scroll that is out of whack on 7.05 Stranglely, rarely on 7.05, the scroll, once in a great while the scroll, will work once and rotate the desktop, but can't seem to do it again. Anyone else have the same issue with the laptop touchpad scroll? Ideas?

    Oddly, in all previous versions of knoppix that I've tried, the touchpad vertical scroll has always worked, before 7.05 and it has not worked with with ubuntu.

    = = = =
    Just descovered that executing this command from the terminal window, solves the probelm in 7.0.5 synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 How would I do this automatically?

  3. #3
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Quote Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
    Just descovered that executing this command from the terminal window, solves the probelm in 7.0.5 synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 How would I do this automatically?
    You might try adding your synclient command to /etc/X11/Xsession.d/45knoppix.

    Here's how I disable my touchpad:
    Add synclient TouchpadOff=1 to /etc/X11/Xsession.d/45knoppix.
    That is, just add a line to whatever is already there.
    I do it this way because adding it to /etc/rc.local doesn't work for me.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    127
    Thanks - that fixed the touchpad vertical scroll on a permanent basis. Didn't realize how much I used the vertical scroll. Seems like a bug in 7.05 to me, since worked in previous versions.

    Note to self and others that don't have a clue:
    Tried the file manager - could not edit system files, even after selected show hidden files
    Tried sudo pcmanfm (name of file manager), didn't seem to help
    From terminal editor: sudo gedit
    added: synclient VertEdgeScroll=1; (with the above the last line in 45knoppix
    Last edited by Denver Dave; 01-18-2013 at 04:59 AM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Quote Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
    Thanks - that fixed the touchpad vertical scroll on a permanent basis. Didn't realize how much I used the vertical scroll. Seems like a bug in 7.05 to me, since worked in previous versions.
    Glad this worked for you, Dave.

    I have no opinion on whether your problem is a bug.

    However, if you think it is, you might say so on Klaus K's site:
    http://lists.debian.org/debian-knoppix

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    127
    I hadn't used knoppix for a while and I installed 7.7.1. Couldn't get my laptop scroll bar to work and I remembered this thread. Still works - thanks.

  7. #7
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Quote Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
    I hadn't used knoppix for a while and I installed 7.7.1. Couldn't get my laptop scroll bar to work and I remembered this thread. Still works - thanks.
    Glad this worked for you, Dave.

    There is another approach which I find useful described by Klaus2008 at:
    http://knoppix.net/forum/threads/307...ight=autostart

    I now use that approach to tweak Touchpad and Caps_Lock functions.

    Best Regards.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Lenovo N23 Yoga 2.1 GHz 32GB eMMC - 4GB ( Flip design ) picture

Lenovo N23 Yoga 2.1 GHz 32GB eMMC - 4GB ( Flip design )

$99.00



Lenovo 11e 4th Gen - Intel CPU - 8GB RAM - 256GB M.2 SSD -Webcam- Windows 10 Pro picture

Lenovo 11e 4th Gen - Intel CPU - 8GB RAM - 256GB M.2 SSD -Webcam- Windows 10 Pro

$119.00



Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga Touchscreen Laptop Computer Windows 10 4GB 128GB SSD HDMI picture

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga Touchscreen Laptop Computer Windows 10 4GB 128GB SSD HDMI

$149.99



Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook 11.6

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook 11.6" Laptop | 16GB SSD | Chrome OS

$39.99



Lenovo Legion 5 15.6

Lenovo Legion 5 15.6" 240Hz Core i7-10750H 16GB RAM 512GB SSD+ 1TB HDD RTX 2060

$799.99



Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gaming 165Hz QHD G-Sync R7-5800H 16GB RAM 512GB SSD RTX 3060 picture

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gaming 165Hz QHD G-Sync R7-5800H 16GB RAM 512GB SSD RTX 3060

$1099.99



Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 165Hz QHD IPS G-Sync Ryzen 7 16GB RAM 1TB SSD RTX 3070 picture

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16 165Hz QHD IPS G-Sync Ryzen 7 16GB RAM 1TB SSD RTX 3070

$1369.00



Lenovo Legion 5 15.6 165Hz Gaming AMD Ryzen 7-5800H 16GB RAM 1TB SSD RTX 3050 Ti picture

Lenovo Legion 5 15.6 165Hz Gaming AMD Ryzen 7-5800H 16GB RAM 1TB SSD RTX 3050 Ti

$889.99



Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Intel Laptop, 14.0

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Intel Laptop, 14.0" FHD IPS Touch 400 nits

$899.00



Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Laptop, 12.3

Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Laptop, 12.3" FHD IPS Touch 400 nits, i5-1130G7

$759.00