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Re: [trinity-users] KDE4 has deteriorated! was:Re: [trinity-users] mirror uidaho down

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 13:15:58 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 26 Dec 2011, Xyzzy wrote:

> 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.

the computer isn't accessible this moment but thanks for this, I will
look again but I didn't find these options before and I can't (easily)
believe I overlooked them so maybe the install is partly broken.

it seems to work fine though except that I want to slow down the
cursor. at first I thought it was some kind of driver problem, the
cursor seemed to drift upward on its own; I now think it's sensitive
to my touch - my finger is resting on it (I think). I have to watch
out for that but I also want to make the touchpad less 'skittish'.


Felmon Davis

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