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Old 17th March 2012, 03:46 PM
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touchpad behaviour


I tried the KDE and Gnome versions of the F17 Alpha x86_64 and noticed a huge change in the touchpad behavior of my Lenovo G550 compared to previous versions of Fedora.

First, the default acceleration and speed of the pointer is much, much faster and I don't seem to be able to slow it down very much. The settings for touchpad pointer speed acceleration and sensitivity are as slow/low as possible (far left of the sliders) and changing those settings doesn't seem to make much of a difference. I'm not even sure if something changes at all (after reboots and everything).

Second, what is much more annoying, is the (lack of) accuracy. When I stop the movement of my finger on the touchpad, the pointer has a noticeable delay. When a finger rests on the touchpad, even the slightest movement moves the pointer several centimeters at once (with the sensitivity setting still as low as possible). This makes it nearly impossible to point at small items, like checkboxes, or the window corner for resizing.

This seems like a minor problem, but it makes using any GUI nearly impossible.
Did anyone else encounter it? I'm not really sure how to start looking for solutions.

Kind regards,

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Old 17th March 2012, 05:12 PM
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Re: touchpad behaviour

I noted exactly the same behavior running the live cd on my Asus U43F laptop. Could not do anything about it because due of the Anaconda bug issue, I wasn't able to install Fedora.
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Old 17th March 2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: touchpad behaviour

Same here using Dell Studio 17
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Old 18th March 2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: touchpad behaviour

After a "yum update" today, everything went back to normal on my system. I have no idea which package was responsible.
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Old 20th March 2012, 08:17 AM
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Re: touchpad behaviour

I have an other Issue.. In GTK Applications, I can scroll down, but not scroll up with my Touchpad.
Dell Inspiron 1545

Is that only me?
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Old 21st March 2012, 09:28 PM
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Re: touchpad behaviour

I seem to have the same problem, running the Desktop 64-bit version, on a Dell XPS 15, Core i-5 6 GB RAM, 1GB Nvidia Graphics card.

As an added bonus, yum wouldn't let me update. It kept showing me errors. I've emailed the test list, and I'll update once they get back to me.
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