Mouse Touchpad issues with SuSE 9.2
Posted on 2005-03-02
I just installed SuSE Linux 9.2, and am having problems with the mouse. I have a Toshiba Satellite A45-S250, which has a mouse touchpad. In SuSE 9.2, everytime I click on something by tapping on the mousepad, there is a small delay - only about a second, but enough to be noticeable and annoying - before it is actually clicked on. This also makes it impossible to double-click anything by tapping the touchpad. This delay does not happen when I use the buttons directly below the touchpad. I never had this problem in 9.1.
(As a side note, tapping the touchpad simply didn't work at all in 9.2 until I went into KDE Control Center and selected the specific mousepad that I have - this made the installation process take a while, so I ended up plugging in a USB mouse. Again, I never had to do this in 9.1 - the touchpad functioned flawlessly even in 9.1 installation, even when the mouse selected was just a generic "PS/2 mouse")
Also - perhaps this should be a different question but I think it's related enough to also be asked here - SuSE 9.2 allows the touchpad to emulate a "scroll wheel" when I move my finger on a certain small area on the right or bottom side of the touchpad, a feature I enjoyed when I 1st got my laptop a year ago, when it came with Windows, and no longer had after installing SuSE 9.1. It's a great feature, but I can't find anywhere to configure or disable it - I looked in YaST and KDE Control Center and can't find anything.