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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: [SOLVED]Use touchpad in console without X installed? Reply with quote

I just installed gentoo base system this monday. But every time I try to install synaptics driver portage ask to install X11 and a lot of dependencies related to X11. I would use gpm to enable the touchpad in console, but first I need a a touchpad driver ( unique I know is synaptic...).

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
emerge gpm
rc-update add gpm default
assuming you have synaptic in your kernel
you do not need x11-drivers/xf86-input-synaptics for your console UI, it is as named an X driver
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I added this line in my /etc/make.conf
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INPUT_DEVICES="evdev keyboard mouse synaptics"

According to the wiki http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Laptop#Touchpad_Configuration

Then I followed your tip and now its working. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

editing /etc/conf.d/gpm may add some capabilities
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