Thinkpad touchpad with Linux

The touchpad is not performing as good as it used to do on LInux. Here is a small tweak that would make it behave better : Thinkpad W520, OpenSUSE 13.2 . Check if this package is installed on your system : xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.1-1.1.x86_64 The package name is <synaptics> and should be available with the package manager of your choice on all major linux platforms. The procedure should work with very little modification on Fedora, OpenSuse, Debian, Ubuntu, Arch and most other linux distributions and threir derivatives. Usually installed as default. Tweaks using the command line tools for a more sane mouse experience : Check the current settings of the touchpad. This…
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openSuse 13.2 : The simple solutions

I installed openSuse 13.2 yesterday. Some minor issues as usual but all seems stable and good. Sharing my experience so that you can save your time and set up openSuse 13.2 on your thinkpad quicker. I am using Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with Nvidia Optimus on a FHD display. Three major components that have configuration problem peculiar to Lenovo Thinkpad are the Palm Detection Failure of the touchpad, flickering screen brightness control and nvidia optimus display adapter. Thinkpad Touchpad Settings I always set the touchpad speed of thinkpad and enable palm detection so that my mouse cursor doesn't fly all over the screen. # synclient PalmDetect=1 # synclient PalmMinWidth=8 # synclient…
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