On 12/24/2011 03:49 PM, Felmon Davis wrote:
a further observation about Mepis: it seems some settings cannot be changed from the gui interface, for instance, mouse and touchpad control. it seems one has to grapple with the commandline for that. don't know if this is a gap in my setup or part of the KDE4 philosophy.

I'm running a near-default Mepis install, and the usual options (right/left handed, reverse scroll direction, double/single click to open, pointers, touchpad on/off, tapping etc.) are showing up for me in KDE4's System Settings > Hardware > Input Devices along with the Keyboard & Joystick controls.