While enabling 2-finger scrolling in Firefox I realized that I needed to enable it for the system first. There is no link pointing to the Touchpad settings from the Settings or control center, so this is what you need to do:
Click on the start button Click on Run Command Type in 'gsynaptics' and hit enter Change whatever you like and close it.
Thats it, I believe you need to restart XWindows (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace) for it to take effect
Backup steps copied from http://wiki.eeeuser.com/configure_logitech_vx_nano Thanks :)
Here's the part where I give you good advice, please take it!
Back up your computer! Do it now! Yes, NOW!
At the very minimum, before following the instructions in this how-to, back up the
xorg.conf file. You can do this by opening a console window and entering:
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
WARNING: Editing the
xorg.conf file on the Asus/xandros linux OS improperly can cause your Eee PC to go into an infinite loop when rebooting!!!
This will not brick your computer, but it will require you to do one of the following to recover:
The first option is the least painful, and I recommend you prepare for it just in case. See: Rescue Mode or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love Single-User Mode
You need extra hardware to do option 2, and if you have it you can use it. (I won't discuss how here, but feel free to search the wiki and forum for more info, or expand this section…)
For the first 2 options, once you've booted from the command line you can revert back to the original version of
xorg.conf by copying the backup you made. You did make a backup first, right?
If you decide to perform the restore, reboot the computer and press the F9 key when the Asus screen appears, then choose Restore Factory Settings.
Go to the Terminal/console
type in sudo kwrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Scroll to where it says:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "synaptics" Driver "synaptics"
and so on
Type in the following text at the end of that sector - right before the EndSection command (Hit enter to move EndSection down 2x)
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1" Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
Save and exit the text editor (I left the vert- value at 0 because the two-finger (middle click) is a bit buggy/touchy with that left on)
Restart the computer (or just X Windows as shown above) and voila - 2-finger mac-style scrolling
**See Firefox configuration post to enable horizontal scroll in Firefox, etc.
Can someone confirm that this works on recent machines? I have tried 'synclient -m', but it never sees more than one finger at a time! (BIOS 0804)